A Revolutionary War Home School Day
May 4th, 9AM-11AM
Join us in discovering how the Revolutionary War came to our doorstep in Louisiana’s only Revolutionary War School Day.
The day will resound with the peal of musket fire, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of orders, as the Militia musters at the plantation. Special activities throughout the day will invite school children to experience the sights and sounds of our colonial ancestors, reacting with alarm to action at Baton Rouge in 1779.
Preregistration is required. Please contact the park at 1-225-635-3739.
The Louisiana Gold Rush
May 19th, 1-4 PM
Did you know in the 1800’s Louisiana had its own mini gold rush? Have you ever panned for gold ? Explore both at the park in this ranger led program and hear how one of Oakley’s own became part of an earlier gold rush in America. All ages. For more information please contact the park Wednesday-Sunday 9 AM until 5 PM at 1-225-635-3739.
The Plantation Apothecary
May 20th, 1- 4PM
Discover medicine and medical practices used by Lucretia Pierre at Oakley Plantation in 1821. Find out how an herb garden would double as an early medicine cabinet for our apothecary