Cane River Creole National Historical Park – Magnolia Plantation ComplexOpen Daily 8AM-4PM Self-Guided Tours
5549 Hwy 119, Derry, LA 71416
Tel: (318) 356-8441
The Magnolia Plantation Complex, 18 acres of outbuildings, is open to the public and free to tour as a unit of Cane River Creole National Historical Park. The Park includes a blacksmith shop, plantation store, gin barn, eight cabins, and former slave hospital that at various times housed the owners and overseer. The gin barn houses a wooden screw-type cotton press, the last such press remaining in its original site in the United States.
Main House: Privately owned and not open to the public.
The two and one-half story plantation house is one of the largest in the area, with twenty-seven rooms, including a Catholic Chapel in which Mass is still celebrated. The main house which is still owned by descendants of the LeCompte family is privately owned and not open to the public.
Editors Note: In 2009, The Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures crew investigated Magnolia Plantation.
Read the story at HauntedNatchitoches.com