Civil War Sites in Louisiana

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Louisana was the site of many significant events in the Civil War, and landmarks around the state have been set aside to commemorate the events and sacrifices made there. These include the site of the Battle of Port Hudson, the Chalmette National Cemetery, the site of the Battle of Pleasant Hill and many other places where re-enactments or commemorations are staged annually. Museums throughout the state hold artifacts, documents and even photos from this crucial period in the nation's history.

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    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: 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: Baton Rouge
    660 N. Fourth St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    From a giant shrimp boat to Huey Long's silk pajamas, Capitol Park Museum is a treasure trove for all things that make Louisiana so special. Opened in 2006, it's the ...
    Battle of Jackson 151st Anniversary Re-enactment
    City: Jackson
    3522 College Street Jackson, LA 70748
    Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson - Battle of Jackson 151st Anniversary Re-enactment, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Centenary State Historic Site, the original site of Centenary College of Louisiana (1825...
    150th Anniversary of the Civil War -- the War Ends
    City: St. Francisville
    11788 Highway 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775
    Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - 150th Anniversary of the Civil War..The War Ends, 10:00-3:00 p.m. A commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate...
    The Last Surrender
    City: Pineville
    135 Riverfront Street Pineville, LA 71360
    Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville - The Last Surrender, This event commemorates the LAST FORTS SURRENDERED DURING THE CIVIL WAR, Forts Randolph and Buhlow. Union soldiers and...
    City: St. Francisville
    Bains-Ristroph Rd. (off LA 10) St. Francisville, LA 70775
    One-acre cemetery containing graves of Sarah Knox Taylor, wife of Jefferson Davis, and General Eleazer Ripley, distinguished during battle of the War of 1812.
    City: New Orleans
    600 St. Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    Built in 1839, the Arsenal stands adjacent to the Cabildo on the site of the old Spanish Arsenal built in 1762. Designed by James Dakin, the building is an example of Greek Revival style. It housed...
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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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