Cane River Creole National Historical Park Magnolia Plantation Overseers House credits NPS Photo Originally built as a hospital for the enslaved workers on Magnolia Plantation, this raised Creole cottage also served as home to the plantation Overseer.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Cabins in the Magnolia Plantation Quarters credits NPS Photo These brick cabins were built in the 1840s to house enslaved workers on Magnolia Plantation. Following Emancipation the cabins served as homes for tenant farmers.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Oakland Plantation Quarters credits NPS Photo One of two remaining cabins built for enslaved workers on Oakland Plantation. The cabin was lived in by sharecroppers into the 1960s.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Magnolia Plantation Cotton Gin and Press Barn credits NPS Photo. The Magnolia Plantation Gin Barn houses this rare wood screw cotton press.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Oak Allee credits NPS Photo The Oak Allee, planted in the mid-1820s, stretches from the Cane River to the Oakland Plantation Main House.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Sunrise credits NPS Photo The golden sunrise casts a shadow over the buildings
Cane River Creole National Historical Park Live Oak Trees credits NPS Photo Live Oak trees at sunrise on Oakland Plantation.
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.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park is located near Natchitoches
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To reach Oakland Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 127, Flora/Cypress. Head east on LA Highway 120 toward Cypress. Cross over LA Highway 1 onto LA Highway 494. The parking lot and entrance pavilion for Oakland is 4.5 miles east of Highway 1 on the left.
To reach the grounds of Magnolia Plantation, take I-49 to Exit 119, Derry. Head east on LA Highway 119. Cross over LA Highway 1 and proceed for 1.1 miles. The parking area of Magnolia Plantation is on the right just before the road closure.