Louisiana has the most colorful history of any state and of many countries. Beginning long before the Louisiana Purchase, our state took shape in prehistoric times. We have had a past of many battles, on the battlefield and in the political arena. Louisiana's architecture is a lasting impression of French and Spanish rule. Today, there are many reminders of the past in our museums, plantations, historic sites and attractions.
Haughton is a rural town in Bossier Parish, located about 15 miles east of northern Louisiana's largest metro area, Shreveport and Bossier City. It was founded as a railroad town in the 1880s, and named for a prominent landowning family.
Attractions include Mahaffey Farms, a family operation that supplies numerous Shreveport restaurants with fresh produce. You can visit the farm stand Tuesdays through Saturdays, to see, touch and taste some of the best fresh foods northern Louisiana has to offer.
Also in Haughton: The Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum. This off-the-beaten-path museum is filled with taxidermied animals, artifacts and art from around the world, and is especially popular with families.