A charming city with a small town atmosphere in the middle of a major metropolitan area. Settled by German immigrants in 1836, it beckons to all history buffs.Stroll through one of Louisiana's largest national historic register districts and discover the unique architecture and landmarks.
Please visit City of Gretna Website or Facebook for upcoming events. Stroll our National Historic District and explore Gretna's German roots though its museums, architecture, landmarks, restaurants and events. The Gretna Heritage Festival is known worldwide for its food and music. Enjoy the weekly Farmers Market, monthly Art Walk, BMX Track, Valentine Weddings, Spring Tour of Homes and much, much more.
From Interstate 10 - exit 234A from West and proceed on U.S. 90 over Mississippi River, exit Lafayette Street onto Service Road. Go two blocks, turn right on Huey P. Long Avenue to Visitor Center. From Interstate 10 - exit 234C from East while traveling on U. S. Business 90 and exit at Lafayette Street. Go under the overpass and make a left on the Service Road. Go two blocks, turn right on Huey P. Long Avenue to the Gretna Visitor Center.
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- Dates closed: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
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