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 Orleans
    27100 Chef Menteur Hwy. New Orleans, LA 70129
    Fort Pike is the first of the Third System fortifications, a group of brick and masonry structures built between 1816 and 1867. Fort Pike's role in the military affairs of the United States prior...
    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: Vinton
    3409 Niblett Bluff Rd. Vinton, LA 70668
    The park is open year round with camping and recreational facilitiesavailable.Niblett's Bluff Park is funded by the citizens of Ward 7 in Vinton,Louisiana, and operated by a board of 7...
    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...
    City: Franklin
    906 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538
    Shadowlawn is a striking Greek temple built chiefly of northern pine in 1833 by Simeon Smith. The rear of his home was attached to a smaller 1807 building, which was originally a tavern operated by...
    City: Opelousas
    315 North Main Street Opelousas, LA 70570
    Discover the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistoric times to the present. Peruse through the main exhibit room, The Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection, Civil War Room,...
    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...
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Civil War: In Louisiana Feelings Were Mixed Civil War: In Louisiana Feelings Were Mixed
In the lead-up to the Civil War, Louisiana was a...
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...
River Road Plantations River Road Plantations
To get a first-hand look at Louisiana’s antebellum past,...
Making History at Frogmore Plantation Making History at Frogmore Plantation
Learn the stories of Civil War soldiers, cotton kingpins,...
Civil War Battle Re-lived in Jackson,... Civil War Battle Re-lived in Jackson,...
The Battle of Jackson plays out annually, more than a...
Weekend in Natchitoches Weekend in Natchitoches
This southern belle offers antebellum mansions, stately...
Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those...
Explore Louisiana's Civil War History Explore Louisiana's Civil War History
Louisiana's civil war sites pay tribute to its fallen...
Louisiana Civil War Sites Louisiana Civil War Sites
Sites throughout Louisiana commemorate key Civil War...
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