Port Hudson State Historic Site

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Port Hudson State Historic Site


(225) 654-3775

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At this park you can step back in time by taking the wheelchair/stoller-accessible trail and elevated boardwalk over the breastworks in the Fort Desperate area, along six miles of trails through beautiful hardwood forests and over the ravines which formed defensive boundaries. Three observation towers link the battlefield visually. The 909-acre site also features a picnic area, four outdoor cannon displays, a museum with an audio/visual program, artifacts and interpretive displays which enable the visitor to see the tremendous effect the Civil War had on the life and culture of Louisiana. Costumed rangers, special events and reenactments provide a unique and educational experience for all.

Opened 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are offered daily. Groups are asked to call in advance.

Map of Port Hudson (LA)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.691216, -91.283341



  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Many attractions are within driving distance of this area, call for more information.

  • Hiking

    Port Hudson State Historic Site offers visitors the chance to explore nature on their one six mile hiking trail.

  • Historic Sites

    Port Hudson State Historic Site hosts several living history events. Visitors can watch authentically costumed interpreters demonstrate Civil War weapons and equipment.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic areas are available for use.



The site is located on US 61 in East Feliciana Parish, about 25 minutes north of Baton Rouge and 10 minutes south of historic St. Francisville.

Phone Numbers


(225) 654-3775