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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: New Orleans
    300 Bourbon Street New Orleans, LA 70130
    This luxury French Quarter hotel has an international reputation for exceptional accommodations & dedicated service. Flexible meeting space & superb restaurants and lounges cater to groups of all...
    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: Ferriday
    218 Louisiana Avenue and Ferriday, LA 71334
    Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins and the Delta Music Museum together relate the Who and Why of Delta Cotton Plantations and how those talented few created America's music. ...
    City: White Castle
    31025 Louisiana Hwy. 1 White Castle, LA 70788
    Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning restored plantation that lies between Baton Rouge & New Orleans, Louisiana.  It offers deluxe...
    City: New Orleans
    945 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    The National WWII Museum is the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans. Experience World War II­, from industry efforts on the home front to the combat experience of the American soldier...
    City: New Orleans
    1 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    One of the top 5 aquariums featuring the largest collection of sharks and jellyfish. Don't miss our rare white gator, penguins, otters and a changing exhibits gallery. Steps away from the French...
    City: New Iberia
    713 Northwest Bypass (Highway 3212) New Iberia, LA 70560
    We are a family friendly campground located in the histroic new iberia. we are closed to lots of great tourist attraction like Mcilhenny Tabasco Co., Jungle Gardens, and the shadows to name a few....
    City: Vacherie
    3645 Hwy. 18, River Rd. Vacherie, LA 70090
    Nowhere in the South is there a more spectacular setting!  A powerful testimony to the rich history of the antebellum south, Oak Alley invites visitors to explore all facets of her plantation past:...
    City: Long Leaf
    77 Long Leaf Rd. Long Leaf, LA 71448
    The 57-acre museum displays rare equipment and buildings dating back to the early 1900s.  The collection includes three steam locomotives, the roundhouse, and a belt-and-shaft driven machine...
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Lake Charles Area
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Civil War Battle of Pleasant Hill re-enacted Civil War Battle of Pleasant Hill re-enacted
A major event in the Red River Campaign of the Civil War...
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Here is a sampling of some of Louisiana's museums and...
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Louisiana Civil War Sites Louisiana Civil War Sites
Sites throughout Louisiana commemorate key Civil War...
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Louisiana's food is steeped with historical influences...
River Road Plantations River Road Plantations
To get a first-hand look at Louisiana’s antebellum past,...
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Gretna, in Jefferson Parish, is home to one of Louisiana...
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A St. Francisville plantation home is reputed to be one...
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