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Fort Jesup State Historic Site Fort Jesup State Historic Site
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Centenary State Historic Site Centenary State Historic Site
Tour the grounds of Louisiana’s oldest college, founded in 1826.
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Day Trip Ideas Near Poverty Point Day Trip Ideas Near Poverty Point
After exploring Poverty Point World Heritage Site, stay in the area for one-of-a-kind experiences.
Celebrating Dooky Chase’s and Remembering the Queen of Creole Cuisine Celebrating Dooky Chase’s and Remembering the Queen of Creole Cuisine
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African-American Heritage Trail Itinerary: Crossroads African-American Heritage Trail Itinerary: Crossroads
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Campaigns of Courage Pavilion Opens at National WWII Museum Campaigns of Courage Pavilion Opens at National WWII Museum
The New Orleans museum brings the struggles and victories of the Greatest Generation to life with extraordinary new exhibits.
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    City: Gretna
    519 Huey P. Long Ave. Gretna, LA 70053
    Located in the heart of Gretnas National Register Historic District, settled by German immigrants in the mid-1880s. The GACC interprets the unique German immigrant contribution to Louisianas...
    City: Gretna
    610 Sixth St. Gretna, LA 70053
    St. Joseph Catholic Church was the first church on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. The original church, built in 1859 was a simple wooden structure where Redemptorist priests from the East Bank...
    City: Gretna
    Huey P. Long Ave. & 4th Street Gretna, LA 70053
    The depot that was built in 1906 in its current location has since become the Gretna Visitor Center and Gift Shop. The Caboose was built in 1951 by the Illinois Central Railroad. In 1986 it was...
    City: Gretna
    209 Lafayette St. Gretna, LA 70053
    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...
    City: Gretna
    740 2nd St. Gretna, LA 70053
    The original structure was erected in 1907, in the Renaissance and Baroque styles. The three-story building housed the Jefferson Parish Courthouse until 1958. After renovation, the building was...
    City: Gretna
    205 Lafayette St. Gretna, LA 70053
    The Louisiana 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...
    City: Gretna
    739 3rd Street Gretna, LA 70054
    This landmark was formerly a passenger depot in the early 1900s. It was the last stop going west and the train came to Gretna by crossing the Mississippi River on a barge. The train exited in the...
    City: Gretna
    Huey P. Long Avenue at First Street Gretna, LA 70053
    The Jefferson Memorial Arch was built in 1923. The arch was erected as a memorial to all the war veterans from Jefferson Parish.  The inscribed names include veterans from the War Between the...