August 17, 2020
Oakland Plantation is one of the most intact plantations in the south. Plantations resembled small towns. Very rarely do you encounter original outbuildings where generations of people worked and lived including barns, smokehouses, kitchens, storehouses, sheds, and cabins.
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.