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: 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: Gray
    114 Tourist Dr. Gray, LA 70359
    Travel less than an hour southwest of New Orleans and you'll enter Louisiana's Bayou Country in Houma. Bordered by the bountiful Gulf of Mexico, surrounded by rich bayous, and shaded by an endless...
    City: Arabi
    409 Aycock St. Arabi, LA 70032
    St. Bernard welcomes you to a place of rich heritage and tradition that embraces a sense of community and small town charm on the edge of a big city. Located just 5 miles from New...
    City: New Orleans
    1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Ste. 411 New Orleans, LA 70123
    Discover a place steeped in history and culture, mouth watering cuisine, festivals and family entertainment. Experience a world that gives a whole new meaning to what you know as New Orleans....
    City: Lake Providence
    7162 Hwy 65 N. Lake Providence, LA 71254
    The Louisiana State Cotton Museum takes you back in history from the early days when cotton was grown in the South to the introduction of the mechanical cotton picker. Exhibits display the history...
    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: Shreveport
    1000 Milam St Shreveport, LA 71101
    Oakland Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The earliest tombstone dates back to 1842. At least 16 Shreveport mayors and 1,000 Confederate soldiers are buried there. ...
    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,...
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Historic Districts & Sites
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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
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
New Orleans Area
Northshore Area
Shreveport-Bossier City Area
Arabi
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Donaldsonville
Franklin
Frogmore
Garyville
Grand Coteau
Gretna
Houma
Jackson
Jefferson
Kenner
Lafayette
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Madisonville
Mansfield
Marksville
New Iberia
New Orleans
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Vinton
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