History & Culture

The two plantations at Cane River Creole National Historical Park represent a treasure trove of Louisiana's historical and cultural riches. As Native American, French, Spanish, and African cultures merged, it led to the development of a distinctive Creole culture, which still remains today. This culture cuts across racial categories and draws from many traditions.

  • Three ladies in bright color shirts dancing

    Explore the park through its people. Discover the experienced economic, social, and political changes that impacted the nation.

  • Map of 1850's Magnolia Plantation

    Discover how the landscapes changed by the intertwining of the Native American, French, Spanish and African cultures who lived on this land.

  • Mary stands before picture covered board, with two additional people listening and looking.

    Read the stories of individuals who lived here, past and present. Explore the lasting legacy through the Traditionally Associated People.


Last updated: March 16, 2022

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PO Box 925
Natchitoches, LA 71458


318-352-0383 x316

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