Historic Fort Butler Commemorative Site
Donaldsonville, LA 70346
A pivotal Civil War site, engineered by West Point, built to guard the confluence of the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche, a major outlet to the Gulf of Mexico. It was a star-shaped, log-and-earth construction, built and defended by area African-American Slaves turned soldiers. It is now the site of an annual re-enactment. Guided tours of the future site of Fort Butler and other Civil War sites can be arranged.
Tours by appointment only.