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Port Hudson State Historic Site

236 Highway 61, Jackson, LA 70748-4217
+1 225-654-3775
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Wide range of exhibits

The Visitor's Center has numerous well-done exhibits. That's especially important, since trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David T
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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Great for history lovers!

I've passed by here several times over the years and I finally got to stop and check it out today... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Donald G
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236 Highway 61, Jackson, LA 70748-4217
+1 225-654-3775
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Visitor's Center has numerous well-done exhibits. That's especially important, since trail exploration is hampered by the incomparable heat of Louisiana Summers. On display are many firearms and types of ordinance. There are a couple of miniatures dioramas. One interesting exhibit is an interactive view...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I've passed by here several times over the years and I finally got to stop and check it out today. I was impressed. I learned some new things about the civil war. They have a nice collection of artifacts. You can watch a 15 minute...More

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

We need to go back and do this again properly. I don't know enough of the history to feel as though I can fully appreciate but will do next time.

Thank Watty5657
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I have been there on 2 separate Civil War sightseeing trips. The first time was to visit the Museum and walk the trails. The second time was for the annual re-enactment weekend. Very easy to find. The entrance is on Hwy 61 and there are...More

1  Thank CKKJA
Reviewed 24 November 2016

You can absorb the fascinating exhibits in the visitors center then hike to various spots to see additional panels and exhibits, including the cliff over what used to be the Mississippi River where battle action took place. It has many trails for hikes so taking...More

1  Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Interesting tour and museum. Surrendered 3 days after Vicksburg fell as there was no point in defending one spot on the river. Their stand and surrender saved the plantation homes and towns in the area from plunder. There is a Union Naval officer was buried...More

Thank Ernest A
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Port Hudson is the site of the largest siege in US military history, and today the site features Civil War battlefields, hiking trails through the woods, and a small but nice museum. The trails here are the closest hiking trails to Baton Rouge (worth going...More

Thank AlnAbroad
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

I have been there mainly w/ the international ministry from my church when I lived in baton rouge. It is a once a year visit mainly in march.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 22 December 2015

This is a fantastic visit for the Reenactment of the Battle of Port Hudson. Family friendly event. Great time and fun. a must do if in town in April.

Thank Louisianian316
Reviewed 3 October 2015

This was our second attempt to see this site, the first was aborted since there was a school track meet. The park is a great "walking" park through nature. The historic sites are between .2 to .5 miles from the road. The museum is small...More

1  Thank tennisggek
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