Port Hudson State Historic Site

Authentic encampment during the annual Battle of Port Hudson re-enactment. Photo
Authentic encampment during the annual Battle of Port Hudson re-enactment. Photo

Location

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 fighting ability in a Union assault of this stronghold.  The Native Guards became the first African-American unit to partake in a large scale battle as part of the U.S. Army.  With the surrender of Vicksburg, MS on July 4, 1863, Port Hudson was the last Confederate stonghold on the Mississippi River.

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

Amenities

Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
Discounts
  • Senior Citizen Discount
General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
Parking
  • Bus Parking

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