Cane River Creole National Historical Park announces a regular schedule of free spring programs at Oakland Plantation and expanded spring hours at Magnolia Plantation. National Park Service rangers and volunteers will present a daily talk at 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. tour at Oakland Plantation.
The 12:30 p.m. talk will focus on the role and lives of generations of plantation workers at Oakland and will take place at the slave/tenant cabin. The cabin talk will be followed at 1:00 p.m. by a tour of the Oakland Main House which will focus on the 200 year history of the plantation. Main House tour will begin at the Plantation Store. There are no regularly scheduled tours of the grounds of Magnolia Plantation at this time, but grounds tours can be arranged by calling 318-352-0383, ext. 200. All programs are free to the public. Oakland Plantation is located at 4386 Highway 494, Bermuda (Natchez), LA 71457.
The Oakland Plantation grounds are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Magnolia Plantation grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through April 30. On May 1 the Magnolia Plantation operation hours will expand to 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/cari or call the park at 318-352-0383, ext. 316.