Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host a free night photography workshop at Magnolia Plantation Saturday, April 17 as part of National Park Week. The workshop will take place from 8:30-11 p.m. and is limited to 10 participants. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 318-356-8441 x316 or emailing CARI_Interp@nps.gov.
Join professional photographer Annabel Jones to learn techniques and tips for night photography. Bring a camera with manual mode capabilities (bulb mode preferred), tripod and a flashlight. Magnolia Plantation is located at 5549 Highway 119, Derry/Cloutierville. Due to a road closure, Magnolia Plantation can only be accessed from the southern end of Highway 119 via LA Highway 1.
The grounds of Oakland and Magnolia Plantations are open daily from 9 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 a cell phone tour. The Oakland Main House is open for self-guided tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Magnolia Main House is privately owned and is not open to the public. For more information, visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/cari, Facebook at www.facebook.com/canerivercreoleNPS or call the park at 318-356-8441, ext. 316.