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Historic Places in Louisiana
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, LouisianaLouisiana
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Phone: (337) 228-1094
Description: Our country’s landscape is rich and mysterious. It is filled with twisting bayous, rivers and America’s largest river swamp. We have fields of sugar cane and cotton, ancient live oaks and towering cypress. Alligators, raccoons, and even bears roam our lands while 270 species of birds take to our skies. From our waters come catfish, shrimp, oysters and the crawfish that make us so well known.
Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Louisiana400 Rapides Dr
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: (318) 352-0383
Description: Established in 1994, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park serves to preserve the resources and cultural landscapes of the Cane River region in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 589-3882
Description: In Jean Lafitte's day, silver and gold filled a pirate's treasure chest, but today's treasures are people, places, and memories. Discover New Orleans’ rich cultural mix. Learn Cajun traditions from people who live them. Watch an alligator bask on a bayou’s bank. Walk in the footsteps of the men who fought at 1815’s Battle of New Orleans. Follow the link to discover the treasure of Jean Lafitte.
Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, Arkansas, Louisiana, and MississippiThe Delta Center for Culture & Learning
Cleveland, MS 38733
Phone: (662) 846-4312
Description: The Blues, Welty, Wright, Williams, Civil War and Civil Rights, The Great Flood, Bogues and Bayous, Plantations, The Great Migration, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul Food, King Cotton, The River, Precision Agriculture, Catfish, Gospel, Immigrants' Stories, Highway 61, Segregation, Integration, Share Cropping, Freedom Songs, Freedom Summer, Folk Tales, Swamp Forests, Hunting Clubs, and surprisingly, hot tamale
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, Louisiana419 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 589-4841
Description: Only in New Orleans could there be a National Park for jazz! Drop by our visitor center at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at 400 Esplanade Ave. or 916 North Peters St. to inquire about musical events around town.
Poverty Point National Monument, Louisiana6859 Hwy. 577
Pioneer, LA 65738
Phone: (318) 926-5492
Description: Now a nearly forgotten culture, Poverty Point at its peak 3,000 years ago was part of an enormous trading network that stretched for hundreds of miles across the continent. It was - and is - also an engineering marvel, the product of five million hours of labor. Explore the culture of a highly sophisticated people who left behind one of North America’s most important archeological sites.
Vicksburg National Military Park, Louisiana & Mississippi3201 Clay St
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: (601) 636-0583
Description: Vicksburg National Military Park preserves the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg, waged from March 29 to July 4, 1863. The park, located in Vicksburg, Mississipp, also commemorates the greater Vicksburg Campaign which led up to the battle.
USS Kidd305 South River Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: (225) 342-1942
Description: Louisiana Naval War Memorial
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