Join Cane River Creole National Historical Park on Wednesday, Dec. 7, as you engage all your senses on this special one-hour guided walking tour of historic Magnolia Plantation by full moonlight. A park ranger will be sharing the history of the plantation and its people in a setting few ever experience!
This FREE program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Reservations are required, as space is limited to 20 participants. To register, please call 318-352-0383 x316. The tour will be outdoors, will cover about a half mile over uneven and unpaved ground, and is weather dependent. If the weather appears dubious or rainy on the evening of December 7, please check the park’s Facebook page or call 318-663-7299 to learn if the program will be rescheduled for December 14. Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for weather and walking conditions.
Come experience your park after dark! Magnolia Plantation is located at 5549 Highway 119, Derry/Cloutierville, LA. Due to a road closure Magnolia Plantation can only be reached from the southern end of Highway 119 via LA Highway 1.
The grounds of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nearly 80 original buildings remain, many open for self-guided tours including several that are historically furnished from Wednesday through Sunday. Park staff conducts tours of the plantation grounds daily Wednesday through Sunday. In addition, the park offers a cell phone tour. The Oakland Main House is open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Magnolia Main House is privately owned and is not open to the public. For more information, please visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cari, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/canerivercreoleNPS or call the park at 318-352-0383, ext. 316.