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Oakland Plantation, Louisiana

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#65 of 119 in Historic Sites in Louisiana
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
Oakland Plantation, originally known as the Jean Pierre Emmanuel Prud'homme Plantation, and also known as Bermuda, is a historic plantation in unincorporated Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Founded as a forced-labor farm worked by enslaved Black people for White owners, it is one of the nation's best and most intact examples of a French Creole cotton plantation complex It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001, and is now owned by the National Park Service as part of the Cane River Creole National Historical Park.
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  • We enjoyed our visit around this NPS location. The structures are well restored, especially knowing what terrible condition they were in based on a photo book in the store. The store had lots of...  more »
  • Found the tour of the house a wee bit lacking actually. Bedrooms roped off ( i realize perhaps to preserve but it is a guided tour) off and really for price not any value for me spent most time in...  more »
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  • We had a great guide, and enjoyed touring the place. It's very large, and very interesting. The main house is now air-conditioned which made it very pleasant. Our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The entrance fee is free, but of course they appreciate donations.
  • It wasn't "Tara" from "Gone with the Wind", but it gave a good idea what a plantation was like. They did a very good job of restoring the buildings. There are 2 house tours. Please check for times. You can get a map and wander on your own or they provide a number to call for a cell phone tour. I had a good time.

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