Port Hudson State Historic Site - Go Wandering
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Port Hudson State Historic Site
Port Hudson State Historic Site
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Lat: 30.691586
Lon: -91.27906
Ele: 62 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Louisiana Louisiana
Lat: 30.691586   |    Lon: -91.27906   |    Ele: 62 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Louisiana Louisiana

Learn about the events that occurred here during the American Civil War.

Port Hudson State Historic Site is located northwest of Baton Rouge near the Mississippi River. A Civil War battle happened at this site beginning on May 23, 1863. General Banks led the Union army, and General Gardner led the Confederate army during the siege of Port Hudson, which was the longest siege in American military history. Annually, a battle reenactment occurs at this historic site on the last full weekend in March. Many other living history programs are held at the site throughout the year.

Guests can enter the parking lot from U.S. Highway 61. A picnic area, outdoor artillery display, and museum are found right by the entrance. Feel free to explore the hiking trails outside and stop by the observation towers at Duryea's Battery and Fort Desperate. One part of the trail leads across the creek, where you can observe various migrant birds and other wildlife creatures. If you love history, this American Civil War site will not disappoint.

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