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: 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: 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: Jackson
    3522 College Street Jackson, LA 70748
    Centenary State Historic Site, Jackson - Battle of Jackson 152nd Anniversary Re-enactment, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Centenary State Historic Site, the original site of Centenary College of Louisiana (1825...
    City: Franklin
    407 Sterling Rd. Franklin, LA 70538
    Guided tours of magnificent antebellum 1851 Greek Revival townhouse. Elegant period furnishings, Civil War artifacts, antique toys. National Historic Register property. Admission. Closed major...
    City: Mansfield
    101 Monroe St. Mansfield, LA 71052
    In 1854, Dr. H.C. Thweatt and William E. Doty visited DeSoto Parish and saw the need for an institution of higher learning for young women. The Mansfield Female College opened the next year...
    150th Anniversary ... Unvexed to the Sea!
    City: St. Francisville
    11788 Highway 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775
    July 13, Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - 150th Anniversary...Unvexed to the Sea!, 10 a.m. -4 p.m. A Civil War Living History encampment marking the 150th Anniversary of the capture...
    City: New Iberia
    317 E Main St. New Iberia, LA 70560
    Living history re-enactment of 1863 New Iberia occupation by Federal Troops. Visit soilder's camp, witness skirmish; learn about life during the Civil War
    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: Tangipahoa
    70640 Camp Moore Rd. Tangipahoa, LA 70465
    Camp Moore was the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana and the only Confederate training camp still open to the public. The museum is open at 10:00 AM and the last tour takes place at 3...
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Franklin
Frogmore
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Gretna
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