Park to host night photography workshop Saturday


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

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, Facebook at or call the park at 318-356-8441, ext. 316.