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.Add Oakland Plantation and other attractions to your Natchez trip itinerary using our Natchez trip planner.
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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 »
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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