A River and Its People

The Cane River region is home to a unique culture; the Creoles. Generations of the same families of owners and workers, enslaved and tenant, lived on these lands for over 200 years. The park tells their stories and preserves the cultural landscape of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations, two of the most intact Creole cotton plantations in the United States.

Bottle Garden at Oakland Plantation

Oakland Plantation

Morning sun highlights the oak allée and bottle garden at Oakland Plantation. Learn more about Oakland Plantation.

Blacksmith shop and live oak at Magnolia

Magnolia Plantation

The blacksmith shop and live oak allée at Magnolia Plantation. Learn more about Magnolia Plantation.

Last updated: November 2, 2017

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