We love making plans for road trips in Louisiana, because there is so much to see and do! If you are already thinking about that fabulous family vacation, weekend getaway, or day trip, then consider adding a little history to your travels by visiting some marvelous Louisiana landmarks!

Only in Your State always sends us in the right direction for fun and informative  adventures, and these 'must see' historical landmarks around the state are just waiting for you to visit, and enjoy!


  • Municipal Memorial Auditorium - Shreveport - home of the world famous 'Louisiana Hayride' radio program
  • Edward Douglass White House - Thibodaux - home to a Louisiana governor, state senator, and Chief Justice of the United States
  • Prehistoric Indigenous Site - Marksville - 42 acres, maintained by the state, with artifacts and exhibits of the original inhabitants of the area
  • USS Kidd - Baton Rouge - WW ll Veterans memorial and museum
  • Gallier Hall - New Orleans - former city hall building, built in 1853
  • The Cabildo - New Orleans - now houses the Louisiana State Museum
  • Plaquemine Lock State Historic Park - Plaquemine - the highest freshwater lift in the world when it was built. Now a museum
  • Kent Plantation House Historic Site - Alexandria - built in 1800, it's the oldest structure in Central Louisiana
  • Fort Jesup - Many - built during the Louisiana Purchase as a border between us and Texas
  • Longfellow - Evangeline State Historic Site - St Martinville - the oldest state park in Louisiana
  • Mansfield State Historic Site - Mansfield - site of the Civil War Battle of Mansfield in 1864
  • Locust Grove State Historic Site - St Francisville - once owned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis

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