History & Heritage

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
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd. New Orleans, LA 70123
    Bordered by the lake and river, Kenner offers an array of experiences. From boat launches to casino betting, there's fun for all ages. In Rivertown, experience the Kenner Planetarium for an "out ...
    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: 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: St. Francisville
    11757 Ferdinand St. St. Francisville, LA 70775
    Nestled in rolling hills on the mighty Mississippi River, St. Francisville and West Feliciana Parish is a unique area we call Louisiana’s Hill Country. Visit this quintessential...
    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: Mandeville
    68099 Hwy. 59 Mandeville, LA 70471
    The Northshore offers scenic beauty and memory-making experiences.  Just an hour from New Orleans, Baton Rouge or the Mississippi Gulf Coast, explore our outdoors & 80,000 acres of wildlife refuge....
    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
    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 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...
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Haunted Louisiana
Historic Districts & Sites
Museums
Plantations
Alexandria Area
Baton Rouge Area
Greater New Orleans Area
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
Shreveport-Bossier City Area
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Arabi
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Baton Rouge
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Convent
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Darrow
DeQuincy
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Erath
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Homer
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Making History at Frogmore Plantation Making History at Frogmore Plantation
Learn the stories of Civil War soldiers, cotton kingpins,...
Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those...
Haunted At The Myrtles Haunted At The Myrtles
A St. Francisville plantation home is reputed to be one...
Gretna Historical Society Gretna Historical Society
Gretna, in Jefferson Parish, is home to one of Louisiana...
Campaigns of Courage Pavilion Opens at... Campaigns of Courage Pavilion Opens at...
The New Orleans museum brings the struggles and victories...
Louisiana’s Historic Architecture Louisiana’s Historic Architecture
Louisiana has preserved it's cultural heritage through...
Louisiana's 4-H Club History Louisiana's 4-H Club History
In 1908, Mr. V.L. Roy, Superintendent of Avoyelles Parish...
A Visit to Frogmore Plantation, Where... A Visit to Frogmore Plantation, Where...
Walk through high cotton and pick some yourself at this...
History Comes Alive at the LSU Rural Life... History Comes Alive at the LSU Rural Life...
You’ll feel as if you are traveling through time as you...
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