Cane River Creole National Historical Park
|Cane River Creole
National Historical Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Log house in the Cane River Creole National Historical Park
|Location||Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA|
|Area||207 acres (84 ha)|
|Established||November 2, 1994|
|Visitors||26,996 (in 2011)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
Cane River Creole National Historical Park is located within the Cane River National Heritage Area in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. The United States National Historical Park protects a total of 67 historic structures at two locations, Magnolia Plantation and Oakland Plantation. Both plantation sites lie along the Cane River. The park was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 in order to preserve examples of French and Creole architecture and to interpret the multi-cultural history of the area.
Due to the preservation and restoration work in progress on the historic structures in the park, limited services are available to the public. Tours of Oakland Plantation are available to the public but the buildings of Magnolia Plantation can only be visited with prior reservations.
Because of the significance of these sites, the park is one of the destinations on the state's Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
- "National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics". National Park Service. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- "Cane River Creole National Historical Park". National Park Service.
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