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: Ruston
    201 Memorial Drive Ruston, LA 71270
    Military displays chronicling our conflicts from the Civil War to today's war on terror. Exhibits include an expansive weapons collection, period uniforms, photos, artifacts, a tank, aircraft and...
    Memorial Day Program
    City: Jackson
    3522 College Street Jackson, LA 70748
    Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson - Memorial Day Program, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Centenary State Historic Site, the original site of Centenary College of Louisiana (1825-1908), the site of a...
    City: Frogmore (near Ferriday)
    11656 U.S. Hwy. 84 Frogmore (near Ferriday), LA 71334
    Comprehensive guided tour of an 1800 acre historical and modern working cotton plantation. World events affecting southern history, slave culture, sharecropper lifestyles,19 outbuildings, furnished...
    Civil War on the River
    City: St. Francisville
    11788 Highway 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775
    Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Civil War on the River, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. A Civil War Living History encampment marking the 151st Anniversary of the capture of the Mississippi River....
    City: Garyville
    2646 Hwy. 44, Great River Rd. Garyville, LA 70051
    Only 40-minutes from downtown Baton Rouge stands the most distinctive and authentically restored 'great house' in color and design in Louisiana with five hand painted mural ceilings, faux marble...
    City: Baton Rouge
    Adjacent to the State Capitol Baton Rouge, LA 70802
    Built in 1838, the Old Arsenal Poweder Magazine is located on the grounds of the Louisiana State Capitol. It was an important military post, used several times during conflicts in the development...
    City: Opelousas
    828 East Landry Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    A must see, Louisiana's third oldest city's historic district. Its makeup includes an abundance of historic structures including antebellum, Victorian and turn-of-the-century homes and other...
    City: Shreveport
    525 Spring St. Shreveport, LA 71101
    The Spring Street Museum is housed in what is believed to be one of Shreveport's oldest buildings dating back to 1865 featuring unique cast iron grillwork. During the life of this building, it has...
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Haunted Louisiana
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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
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
New Orleans Area
Northshore Area
Shreveport-Bossier City Area
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Chalmette
Donaldsonville
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Franklin
Frogmore
Garyville
Grand Coteau
Gretna
Jackson
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Mansfield
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Vinton
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