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: Tallulah
    315 N. Mulberry Tallulah, LA 71282
    Hermione House was built in 1855 and now serves as the headquarters for the Madison Historical Society, Inc., and home to Madison Parish History. The antebellum home was completely restored as a...
    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: New Orleans
    929 Camp St. New Orleans, LA 70130
    Oldest museum in Louisiana, second largest Confederate collection in the nation. Civil War memorabilia on exhibit includes flags, uniforms, weapons, medical instruments and personal effects of...
    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: 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: 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...
    Civil War Soldier Life -- The Union Army
    City: St. Francisville
    11788 Highway 965 St. Francisville, LA 70775
    Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Civil War Soldier Life- The Union Army , 10 AM -4 PM. Explore life in the Union Army during the Civil War featuring Ranger led demonstrations of camp...
    City: St. Francisville
    11621 Ferdinand St. St. Francisville, LA 70775
    Grace Church is the second oldest Episcopal church in Louisiana. The present Gothic structure was build 1858-60, its cornerstone laid by Leonidas Polk, the Fighting Bishop of the Confederacy. Grace...
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Lafayette Area
Lake Charles Area
Monroe-Ruston Area
New Iberia-Morgan City Area
New Orleans Area
Northshore Area
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Vinton
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