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135 Riverfront St.,
Pineville, LA 71360

Property Description

After the Battle of Mansfield, halting the Union advance to the West in Spring of 1864, Forts Randolph and Buhlow were constructed on the Red River at Alexandria by Confederates in order to repel future Union attacks through Northwest Louisiana. Construction, completed by March 1865, was under the command of Cpt. Christopher M. Randolph and supervised by a military engineer, Lt. Alphonse Buhlow, for whom the forts are named.

Wed-Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Take I-49 into Alexandria and take Exit 85A onto 10th Street; visitors exiting from I-49 northbound will turn right onto Jackson Street (Hwy. 165), while visitors exiting from I-49 southbound will turn left onto Jackson Street (Hwy. 165). Cross the river, then take the first right onto Main Street,then right onto Riverside Drive, which will take you to the site.

  • Civil War Site
  • Living History Performance
  • Walking Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Senior Citizen Discount
General Information
  • Dates closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages