Welcome Teachers! 

You're invited to bring your students to Oakland and Magnolia Plantations. They will learn about 200 years of plantation life while covering topics like: Creole culture, slavery, architecture, agriculture, religion, and mechanization.

FREE guided tours are available by calling 318 352-0383, ext 200 or 201.

If you need assistance for your school group to travel to the park, transportation grants may be available.

If you can't visit the park, learn how to use Parks as Classrooms. We offer a growing variety of learning opportunities for students of all ages. Click on the links below to learn more:

  • Traveling Trunks - request one of our curriculum based traveling trunks. Our two trunks specifically deal with the Creole Culture and the Civil War. Each trunk contains lesson plans, videos, and numerous hands-on activities. Our trunks will allow your students to dress up like Civil War soldiers and experience the sensation of ginning cotton by hand. 
  • Lesson Plans - access the lesson plans to learn about various topics, including Duties of an Overseer and the Louisiana Populist Movement


Every summer, we also offer the opportunity for one teacher to come work with us as a Teacher Ranger Teacher, a professional development program for educators from K-12 schools. 

Last updated: August 7, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

400 Rapides Dr. (Headquarters)
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Phone:

(318) 352-0383 x316

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