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1 University Pl.,
Shreveport, LA 71115

Property Description

Who were the pioneers that settled the northwest corner of Louisiana? Where did they come from? How did they live? How did they adapt to the untamed frontier? These questions and more can be answered with a visit to the Pioneer Heritage Center.

The Center was established in 1977 as a joint project of LSU Shreveport and the Junior League of Shreveport. The buildings, exhibits and trained staff guide visitors through the structures that give insight into the diverse cultural history, the natural environment, and the daily lives of the settlers who lived in the region from the 1830s to the 1930s.


Exit 19A (LA Hwy 1 S.) off I-20, Continue 9 mi. S. on LA Hwy 1 (Youree Dr.) The Pioneer Heritage Center is located on the campus of Louisiana State University-Shreveport. The campus is: One long block south of the intersection of Youree Dr (LA HWY 1 South) and Bert Kouns Industrial Loop

  • Walking Tours
  • National Register of Historic Places
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
  • Reservations Suggested
Payment Options
  • Cash
  • Personal Checks
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages