Natchitoches Pilgrimage Cane River Country Tour
Built before 1839, this home is registered
on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a raised cottage elegantly
furnished with many pieces of furniture that have been used in the house
since 1891. Located at 3110 State Hwy 494.
This plantation home was featured in 1955 during
APHN's first Tour of Homes. A National Historic Landmark, c. 1821,
it was recently purchased by the National Park Service as part of Cane
River Creole National Historical Park and is open daily for tours free
of charge. Oakland and its many out-buildings are part of the newly formed
Park's restoration project. Staff will be available for tours and questions
about the restoration in progress. Located at 4386 State Hwy 494.
of the homes now owned by APHN and featured on the first tour of homes
in 1955, this National Historic Landmark, c. 1796, is rich in Louisiana
history and art. The complex contains nine buildings, including photographer's
favorite the Africa House. Yucca House, Writer's Cabin and the Big House
hosted many of America's notable authors, historians, and artists. Clementine
Hunter, Louisiana's most celebrated primitive artist, worked here; a unique
collection of her work is available for viewing. Located at 2522 State
Hwy 119, Melrose, La.
Kate Chopin House
home of Kate Chopin, author of "The Awaking" and prolific writer
of Creole and women's rights stories in the late 1800's. This National
Historic Landmark, c. 1809, was recently restored by the APHN and is the
featured home on its 2004 tour poster. It offers a new $25,000 interpretive
exhibit, which was funded by the Cane River National Heritage Are Commission.
Located at 243 State Hwy 495, Cloutierville, La.