Pelican State History, Outdoors & More!

The equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson, the “Hero of New Orleans.” Photo by Brian Mabelitini.

Named to honor King Louis IV of France, Louisiana is one of the most beautiful and historic states in the South. Known for the historic charm and Mardi Gras atmosphere of New Orleans, bayous and wetlands, the days of Governor Huey Long in Baton Rouge and the magnificent plantation homes that line the Mississippi, Louisiana holds a little something for explorers of every taste.

The Pelican State is rich in history, from its Cajun and Creole influences, and Civil War devastation to Andrew Jackson’s famed victory at the Battle of New Orleans and the legends of famed “privateer” Jean Lafitte.

Louisiana’s 4th of July Fireworks, 2018

Acadian Cultural Center (Lafayette)

Assassination of Huey P. Long

Audubon Pilgrimage (St. Francisville)

Audubon State Historic Site

Barataria Preserve

Battle of Baton Rouge (1779)

Battle of Baton Rouge (1862)

Battle of Lake Bourgne

Battle of New Orleans

Battle & Siege of Port Hudson

Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Baton Rouge Indian Mound

Baton Rouge National Cemetery

Cane RIver Creole National Historical Park

Cane River National Heritage Area

Chalmette Battlefield

Chalmette National Cemetery

Day the War Stopped (St. Francisville)

El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail

Fort Jesup State Historic Site

Fort Pike State Historic Site

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

French Quarter Visitor Center

Grace Episcopal Church

Grant’s Canal (Lake Providence)

Grave of Huey P. Long

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park

Kent Plantation House State Historic Site

Lake Providence

Locust Grove State Historic Site

Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site

Los Adaes State Historic Site

Louisiana Country Music Museum (RebelSHS)

Louisiana’s Old State Capitol

Louisiana State Capitol

Mansfield State Historic Site & Battlefield

Marksville State Historic Site

New Orleans, Louisiana
Historic Sites, Points of Interest, Accomodations

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

Oakley Plantation

Old Arsenal Museum & Powder Magazine

Pentagon Barracks

Port Hudson National Cemetery

Port Hudson State Historic Site

Poverty Point Archaeological Site

Prairie Acadian Cultural Center (Eunice)

Rebel State Historic Site

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

Republic of West Florida (1810)

St. Francisville, Louisiana
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

U.S.S. Kidd & Museum

Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center (Thibodaux)