River National Heritage Area - The Cane River
National Heritage Area is a largely rural, agricultural landscape know
both for its historic Creole-style plantations and structures and its
unique people and culture. The area has been shaped by almost 300 years
of events--large and small, difficult and joyous. Today it is home to a
history and culture that has evolved from those events, and from the
people who have lived them: the Europeans, the Native Americans, free
and enslaved Blacks, the Creoles of French, Spanish, African and
American Indian descent.
Cane River Creole National Historic Park - Cane River Creole National Historical Park is located within the heritage area. The park includes 42 acres of Oakland Plantation and 18 acres of Magnolia Plantation outbuildings.
Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve was established to preserve for present and future generations signifcant examples of the rich and cultural resources of Louisiana's Mississippi Delta region. The park seeks to illustrate the influence of environment and history on the development of a unique regional culture.
Orleans Jazz National Historic Park - New Orleans
Jazz National Historical Park was established to celebrate the origins
and evolution of America's most widely recognized indigenous musical art
form. Through interpretive techniques designed to educate and
entertain, New Orleans Jazz NHP seeks to preserve information and
resources associated with the origins and early development of jazz in
the city widely recognized as its birthplace.
Poverty Point National Monument - Located in northeastern Louisiana, this park commemorates a culture that thrived during the first and second millennia B.C. This site, which contains some of the largest prehistoric earth works in North America, is managed by the state of Louisiana.
For more information visit the National Park Service website