NPS - National Park Service

11/30/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/30/2023 12:20

Cane River Creole Holiday Signatures

News Release Date:
November 30, 2023

Contact:Barbara Justice, 318-352-0383 x200

Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host several free youth holiday activities throughout the month of December at Oakland Plantation.

The park will host two special holiday craft activities on Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16. During the month of December, the park will also offer visitors a special holiday activity booklet in addition to the Junior Ranger activity book. In keeping with the season, the new booklet is full of holiday themed games and activities!

December 1 - 31 - Holiday Activity Booklet - Throughout the month of December interested youth complete a series of holiday themed activities during a park visit. Holiday booklets are available at Oakland Plantation; ask a staff member for a booklet.

December 9 - Holiday Signatures - Join us at Oakland Plantation from 11 am to 1:30 pm to create holiday cards for loved ones and send some holiday cheer to our friends at Natchitoches Community Care Center. For more information, please call 318-352-0383 ext. 316.

December 16 - Let's Make an Ornament - Come to Oakland Plantation at 11 am to create your own holiday ornament. Reservations are required as space is limited 20 participants. Call 318-352-0383 ext. 316 for more information or to make a reservation.

Come to an event or create your own holiday tradition of visiting a national park! Oakland Plantation, located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez, Louisiana, is open daily from 9 am to 3:30 pm. For more information call 318-352-0383 ext. 316.

The grounds of Oakland Plantation 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 tours on the NPSApp. The Oakland Main House is open for self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Magnolia Plantation is closed to the public until further notice due to road repair work. For more information, please find us on Facebook at or call the park at 318-352-0383, ext. 316.