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Port Hudson State Historic Site Port Hudson State Historic Site
Walk the hallowed grounds where the longest siege in U.S. military history took place.
Creole Nature Trail Creole Nature Trail
Designated an All-American Road in 2002, this 180-mile trail was one of the first National Scenic Byways in the Gulf South.
Making History at Frogmore Plantation Making History at Frogmore Plantation
Learn the stories of Civil War soldiers, cotton kingpins, slaves and sharecroppers at a 19th-century plantation where cotton is still farmed today.
Weekend in Natchitoches Weekend in Natchitoches
This southern belle offers stately oaks, brick-lined streets, great oyster po-boys, Steel Magnolias and of course a meat pie!
Locust Grove State Historic Site Locust Grove State Historic Site
Louisiana’s plantation past comes alive at this small family cemetery.
A Visit to Frogmore Plantation, Where Cotton is Still King A Visit to Frogmore Plantation, Where Cotton is Still King
Walk through high cotton and pick some yourself at this 19th-century plantation.
Civil War Battle Re-lived in Jackson, Louisiana Civil War Battle Re-lived in Jackson, Louisiana
The Battle of Jackson plays out annually, more than a century after the original conflict, in a picturesque field outside of Jackson, Louisiana.
Louisiana Civil War Sites Louisiana Civil War Sites
Sites throughout Louisiana commemorate key Civil War events and honor sacrifices in the worst conflict the nation ever faced on its own soil.
Mansfield State Historic Site Mansfield State Historic Site
See the Civil War site where the Confederates won a hard-earned victory against Union invaders.
Explore Louisiana's Civil War History Explore Louisiana's Civil War History
Louisiana's civil war sites pay tribute to its fallen soldiers.
River Road Plantations River Road Plantations
To get a first-hand look at the grand plantations of Louisiana’s colonial and antebellum past, visitors only need to take a tour down River Road.
Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those who explore Louisiana's scenic byways.
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    City: Frogmore (near Ferriday)
    11656 U.S. Hwy. 84 Frogmore (near Ferriday), LA 71334
    Only site in the South to experience the history of the cotton fields, slaves, & sharecroppers who created America's music. Rand McNally's MUST SEE. COTTON THEN & NOW at Frogmore; Guided tour, 1700...
    City: New Orleans
    600 St. Peter Street New Orleans, LA 70116
    Built in 1839, the Arsenal stands adjacent to the Cabildo on the site of the old Spanish Arsenal built in 1762. Designed by James Dakin, the building is an example of Greek Revival style. It housed...
    City: Mansfield
    101 Monroe St. Mansfield, LA 71052
    In 1854, Dr. H.C. Thweatt and William E. Doty visited DeSoto Parish and saw the need for an institution of higher learning for young women. The Mansfield Female College opened the next year...
    City: Garyville
    2646 Hwy. 44, Great River Rd. Garyville, LA 70051
    Only 40-minutes from downtown Baton Rouge stands the most distinctive and authentically restored 'great house' in color and design in Louisiana with five hand painted mural ceilings, faux marble...
    City: Lettisworth
    17523 Louisiana Hwy 418 Lettisworth, LA 70753
    White Hall Plantation and Gardens built 1849- Home of riverboat captain and Simmesport founder General Bennett Barton Simmes. Built in Greek rival and Italianate styles. The home is beautifully...
    City: Jackson
    236 Hwy. 61 Jackson, LA 70748
    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...
    City: Shreveport
    525 N. Spring St. Shreveport, LA 71101
    The Spring Street Museum is housed in what is believed to be one of Shreveport's oldest buildings dating back to 1865 featuring unique cast iron grillwork. During the life of this building, it has...
    City: Shreveport
    700 Clyde Fant Pkwy. Shreveport, LA 71101
    The J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center tells the story of how the Corps of Engineers worked to tame the mighty Red River for navigation and recreation.
    City: Chalmette
    8606 West St. Bernard Hwy. Chalmette, LA 70043
    The Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery is the site of the Battle of New Orleans in the War of 1812.  Visitors will see the Chalmette Monument, cannon replicas, and the Malus...