Pelican State History & More…

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.