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236 Hwy. 61,
Jackson, LA 70748

Property Description

Port Hudson was the scene of the longest genuine siege in U.S. military history, lasting from May 23-July 9, 1863.  On May 27, two regiments of the Louisiana Native Guards demonstrated valiant fighting ability in a Union assault of this stronghold.  The Native Guards became the first African-American unit to partake in a large scale battle as part of the U.S. Army.  With the surrender of Vicksburg, MS on July 4, 1863, Port Hudson was the last Confederate stonghold on the Mississippi River.

Wed-Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions

The site is located on US 61 in East Feliciana Parish, about 25 minutes north of Baton Rouge and 10 minutes south of historic St. Francisville.

Authentic encampment during the annual Battle of Port Hudson re-enactment.
Authentic encampment during the annual Battle of Port Hudson re-enactment.
Amenities
Category
  • Civil War Site
  • Living History Performance
  • Walking Tours
Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
General Information
  • Dates closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages