Gretna Historical Society Museum

209 Lafayette St., Gretna, LA 70053
504-362-3854 | 504-368-8236

Property Description

Gretna Museum Complex has three Creole cottages, a working blacksmith shop, fire museum and an 1876 steam pumper.The Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop commemorates all blacksmith shops that were active during the 1800s. One can enjoy the artistry of the blacksmith as he demonstrates his craft. It is, however, a scheduled activity for group tours only. The public may enjoy this demonstration during the Spring Tour of Homes (by admission)The Louisiana State Fire Museum housed in the David Crockett Fire Company No. 1's 1859 firehouse, proudly displays its "pride and joy," an 1876 steam fire pumper that was pulled by men. The museum includes artifacts from around the State. Most importantly, it is the oldest, continuously active volunteer fire company in the United States.