Historically interesting places
French Quarter in New Orleans
The French Quarter in the city of New Orleans dates back to the French and Spanish times of the city. The numerous old houses from the Creole period, including the Beauregard-Keyes House (an old cottage) built in 1826, the Old Ursuline Convent from 1752 and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel with its famous Quadroon Ballroom impress with their construction. There are also various museums such as the Germaine Wells Mardi Gras Museum (exhibition of old carnival costumes) and the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum (exhibition on voodoo magic and its background). Other highlights include Jackson Square with the statue of General Andrew Jackson and St. Louis Cathedral.
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The city of Natchitoches in northeastern Louisiana was founded in 1714, making it the oldest fully populated European office in Louisiana. Today about 18,000 people live in Natchitoches and here you can still smell the scent of the past. For example, Front Street is still a cobblestone street. The city is also a good starting point for tours to the Cane River National Heritage Area. Almost 1 million visitors come to the city every year to admire the historic buildings or to take part in the many festivals.
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve is located in southwest Louisiana and was established in 1907. Today, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve covers an area of approximately km². The park thus protects a large part of the Mississippidelta. The park is divided into 6 parts which are located in different locations and which all show different aspects of different cultures and nature. 3 parts of the park are dedicated to cajun culture. These are the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice and the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux. The Barataria Preserve in Marrero is dedicated to the cultural history and nature of the region. In Chalmette, visitors will find everything worth knowing about the Battle of New Orleans from 1815.
Port Hudson State Historic Site at Baton Rouge
The Port Hudson State Historic Site north of the city of Baton Rouge commemorates the longest siege in US history. This place was under siege during the American Civil War from May 23, 1863 to July 9, 1863. Today visitors can find a museum as well as other exhibits such as artillery pieces and reenactments of the siege. Hiking trails also connect the different areas of the Port Hudson State Historic Site. The Port Hudson State Historic Site was founded in 1974.
|Contact||236 Hwy. 61
Jackson, Louisiana 70748
New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park in the Tremé district is located near the French Quarter and was established in 1994 and now covers an area of approximately 16,000 m². The New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is dedicated to the history of jazz and includes places where jazz was a defining factor. The main attraction is Perseverance Hall No. 4, a Masonic lodge built from 1819 to 1820. This makes Perseverance Hall No. 4 the oldest Masonic lodge in Louisiana.
|Contact||916 N. Peters Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
Fort Pike State Historic Site in New Orleans
The Fort Pike State Historic Site in the city of New Orleans includes historic Fort Pike from the 19th century. The fort was built in 1818 to ward off an invasion by the British. Fort Pike was fought over in the American Civil War. Fort Pike was decommissioned in 1890 and the Fort Pike State Historic Site was established in 1972. Due to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the fort or its citadel was destroyed but reopened in 2008 and has undergone extensive restoration since then.
|Contact||27100 Chef Menteur Highway
New Orleans, Louisiana 70129
Mansfield State Historic Site
The Mansfield State Historic Site is dedicated to the Battle of Mansfield in 1864. The memorial is located south of the city of Mansfield and commemorates the battle in which the Confederate forces managed to stop the advance of Union forces and the advance to Texas to stop. Visitors can see old war equipment and demonstrations with it. There are also self-explanatory hiking trails. A highlight is certainly the sculpture “Spirit of the Confederacy”.
|Contact||15149 Highway 175
Mansfield, Louisiana 71052
Rebel State Historic Site at Marthaville
The Rebel State Historic Site near the town of Marthaville is dedicated to the culture and history of northern Louisiana. The Rebel State Historic Site used to be a memorial to the “Unknown Confederate Soldier”. Nowadays, visitors can still find an amphitheater and the associated musical performances here. In total, the Rebel State Historic Site covers an area of approximately 190,000 m². In the museum of the Rebel State Historic Site there are other exhibits such as the Fidel by Roy Acuff. and a t-shirt that Hank Williams Jr. wore.
|Contact||1260 Hwy. 1221
Marthaville, Louisiana 71450
Special buildings and structures
Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
The Louisiana State Capitol in the city of Baton Rouge is the state building of the state of Louisiana. The 34-story Louisiana State Capitol was built from 1930 to 1932. With a total height of 137 m, it is the tallest state capitol in the entire United States and until 1964 the Louisiana state capitol was the tallest building in Louisiana. The entrance area is first reached via 13 steps that symbolize the 13 colonies and after a paragraph via another 48 steps that symbolize the remaining states. In its skyscraper construction in the Art Deco style, the Louisiana State Capitol is one of the few State Capitols that has no dome or rotunda.
|Contact||900 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans
The Louisiana Superdome, often referred to as the Superdome or The Dome, is one of the largest sports arenas in the world. The Superdome is located in the Central Business District of New Orleans and has 27 floors. The Superdome, built from 1971 to 1975, can accommodate up to 90,000 spectators. This is the home of the New Orleans Saints (football), but in addition to football games there are concerts here. 7 Super Bowl finals have already taken place in the Superdome. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Superdome served as an emergency shelter for storm victims. In the peak there were up to 35,000 people in need.
|Contact||1500 Sugar Bowl Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Gaul Hall in New Orleans
The Gaul Hall in the city of New Orleans is the New Orleans City Hall. The building was built from 1845 to 1853 in neoclassical style. The building is largely made of marble. Today, the Ty Tracy Theater is home to Gallier Hall. The Gallier Hall is particularly popular during Mardi Gras.
|Contact||545 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Old Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge
The Old Louisiana State Capitol in the city of Baton Rouge was the seat of the Louisiana Parliament from the mid-19th century to 1929. Because of its construction and appearance, it is also known as Louisiana Castle. The architectural style of the building, which really resembles a medieval castle, can be attributed to the Gothic Revival. Nowadays, the Museum of Political History is located in the Old Louisiana State Capitol and informs visitors about the political development in Louisiana. The glass dome of the Old Louisiana State Capitol is also very worth seeing.
|Contact||100 North Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
Sabine Pass Light
The Sabine Pass Light is a historic lighthouse that went into operation in 1857 and was in operation for 95 years until 1952. The Sabine Pass Light is located in the far southwest of Louisiana, on the Texas border. The lighthouse has a height of approx. 26 m and is a visual highlight of the region due to its special shape and black and white coloring. The lighthouse is not round as you might guess, but has an octagonal shape.
One Shell Square in New Orleans
The One Shell Square skyscraper in the city of New Orleans with a height of approx. 212 m is the tallest building in New Orleans and in the state of Louisiana. One Shell Square has 51 floors on which commercial space can be rented. The largest customer is the Shell oil company. The skyscraper was completed in 1972. The facade of One Shell Square is made of limestone and bronze glass and has a modern skyscraper look. One Shell Square was only slightly damaged by Hurricane Katrina and only a few windows were broken.
|Contact||701 Poydras St # 3870
New Orleans, Louisiana 70139
1UpTravel.com – Maps of Louisiana
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Louisiana – National Geographic Map Machine
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Louisiana – US Census Bureau Map
Check out the map of the state known for its Mardi Gras celebration. Includes the county names, a state profile and population estimates.
Louisiana – Where to Go
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