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History & Heritage

One facet of Louisiana that makes it such an appealing visitor destination is its deep and colorful history. European explorers found their way to the region and inhabited the area very early relative to settlement of much of the rest of the continent. As a result, some communities in Louisiana are among the oldest in the United States. Before those explorers arrived, of course, people we now know as Native Americans populated the region. Reaching still farther back in time, ancient peoples left their mark on the area thousands of years ago. The state of Louisiana offers many ways to explore the region’s rich history, in hundreds of museums, historic structures, landmarks, artifacts and works of art. The careful preservation and restoration of these sites and artifacts has created many rare opportunities for visitors to experience Louisiana’s history and gain insights into the diverse cultures that continue to influence the state today.

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    City: Darrow
    40136 Hwy. 942, River Rd. Darrow, LA 70725
    Houmas House is so much more than just a tour of a grand antebellum estate. Experience the southern splendor of "The Sugar Palace" when you step into 16 rooms filled with period antiques and...
    City: Gray
    114 Tourist Dr. Gray, LA 70359
    Travel less than an hour southwest of New Orleans and you'll enter Louisiana's Bayou Country in Houma. Bordered by the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by rich bayous, and shaded by an endless...
    City: New Iberia
    317 E. Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Built for a wealthy sugar planter in 1834, Shadows-on-the-Teche was home to four generations before becoming a National Trust Historic Site.  Live Oaks draped with Spanish Moss cast shadows on...
    City: Vacherie
    3645 Hwy. 18, River Rd. Vacherie, LA 70090
    Located within an hour's drive of New Orleans & Baton Rouge, Oak Alley has been crowned the "Grande Dame of the Great River Road". Visit the reconstructed slave quarters & explore the "Slavery at...
    City: Hammond
    30340 Catholic Hall Rd. Hammond, LA 70401
    Welcome to Livingston Parish! Each year, thousands of visitors discover the wonder of southeast Louisiana. From first-class golfing, endless waterways and shopping to strolling through quiet...
    City: Jennings
    311 N. Main St. Jennings, LA 70546
    Step back in time to a country store open from 1910-1949. View the original contents left in the store in 1949 of toys, clothes, hardware items, elixirs and much more. See the largest known...
    City: Grosse Tete
    17525 Hwy. 77 Grosse Tete, LA 70740
    As the gateway to the Atchafalaya Heritage Area and at the heart of Louisiana’s Plantation Country, Iberville Parish is a wealth of discovery
    City: New Orleans
    945 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The National WWII Museum, an expansive campus of exhibition pavilions exploring the war that changed the world. The epic conflict brought to life with powerful personal stories, the 4-D  "Beyond...
    City: Morgan City
    900 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. Morgan City, LA 70380
    Drive along the Bayou Teche Scenic Byway into the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. Enjoy a swamp tour. Bird-watch or paddle in the Atchafalaya Swamp Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the US....
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Haunted Louisiana
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Plantations
Alexandria Area
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Greater River Road
Houma-Thibodaux-Grand Isle Area
Lafayette Area
Lake Charles Area
Monroe-Ruston Area
Natchitoches-Winnfield Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
New Orleans Area
Northshore Area
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Amite
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Arabi
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Charenton
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Cottonport
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Darrow
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Erath
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Gheens
Gilliam
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Grosse Tete
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Houma
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public://cajunvscreole-le-creole-crab-cake.jpg Cajun vs. Creole Food - What is the...
Louisiana's food is steeped with historical influences...
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The USS Kidd was named for Medal of Honor recipient Isaac...
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History, wildlife and great views of nature await those...
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