Louisiana National Park

Oakland Plantation located in the Cane River National Heritage Area

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve


Cane River National Heritage Area - The Cane River National Heritage Area is a largely rural, agricultural landscape know both for its historic Creole-style plantations and structures and its unique people and culture. The area has been shaped by almost 300 years of events--large and small, difficult and joyous. Today it is home to a history and culture that has evolved from those events, and from the people who have lived them: the Europeans, the Native Americans, free and enslaved Blacks, the Creoles of French, Spanish, African and American Indian descent.

Cane River Creole National Historic Park - Cane River Creole National Historical Park is located within the heritage area. The park includes 42 acres of Oakland Plantation and 18 acres of Magnolia Plantation outbuildings.

Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was established to preserve for present and future generations signifcant examples of the rich and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region. The park seeks to illustrate the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture.

New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park - New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park was established to celebrate the origins and evolution of America's most widely recognized indigenous musical art form.  Through interpretive techniques designed to educate and entertain, New Orleans Jazz NHP seeks to preserve information and resources associated with the origins and early development of jazz in the city widely recognized as its birthplace.

Poverty Point National Monument - Located in northeastern Louisiana, this park commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, which contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America, is managed by the state of Louisiana.



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