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History & Heritage

One facet of Louisiana that makes it such an appealing visitor destination is its deep and colorful history. European explorers found their way to the region and inhabited the area very early relative to settlement of much of the rest of the continent. As a result, some communities in Louisiana are among the oldest in the United States. Before those explorers arrived, of course, people we now know as Native Americans populated the region. Reaching still farther back in time, ancient peoples left their mark on the area thousands of years ago. The state of Louisiana offers many ways to explore the region’s rich history, in hundreds of museums, historic structures, landmarks, artifacts and works of art. The careful preservation and restoration of these sites and artifacts has created many rare opportunities for visitors to experience Louisiana’s history and gain insights into the diverse cultures that continue to influence the state today.

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African-American Heritage
Cemeteries & Graveyards
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Haunted Louisiana
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Museums
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
Natchitoches-Winnfield Area
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New Orleans Area
Northshore Area
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Amite
Angola
Arabi
Avery Island
Baldwin
Bastrop
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Breaux Bridge
Brusly
Bunkie
Burnside
Carville
Chalmette
Charenton
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Colfax
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Cottonport
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Darrow
DeQuincy
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Edgard
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public://OldStateCapitol_03_1.jpg Baton Rouge History on Display
Downtown Baton Rouge is home to the Old Governor’s...
public://resized_1.jpg Louisiana's 4-H Club History
In 1908, Mr. V.L. Roy, Superintendent of Avoyelles Parish...
public://MyrtlesPlantation_01_0_1.jpg Haunted At The Myrtles
A St. Francisville plantation home is reputed to be one...
public://WWII_Museum_Exterior-Night-JJ-WEB.jpg World War II Museum Honors Greatest...
The museum has something of a sacred mission: telling the...
public://Beauregard-Keyes_House_021SMALL_0.jpg Louisiana’s Historic Architecture
Louisiana has preserved it's cultural heritage through...
public://planetarium-upstairs-Sci-Port.jpg Louisiana's Unique Museums and Exhibitions
Here is a sampling of some of Louisiana's museums and...
public://NottawayPlantation_09.jpg Return to Grandeur at Nottoway Plantation
One of the largest remaining antebellum mansions in the...
public://2567IMG0014_0_1.jpg Take The Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those...
public://OakAlleyPlantation_01_0.jpg River Road Plantations
To get a first-hand look at Louisiana’s antebellum past,...
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