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April  2018

Saturdays and Sundays • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Guided Museum Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take a guided tour of the museum, with the site historian, and explore the highlights of the Port Hudson artifact collection. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/14/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Brought to Light: "The Horse Soldiers", 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Using Hollywood movie footage and actual photographs, this indoor discussion will follow the timeline and events of Union Colonel Benjamin H. Griersonīs April and May 1863 historic cavalry raids. Starting in Tennessee and ending in Baton Rouge, the raid covered over 600 miles of raiding, riding, fighting, and avoiding capture by thousands of Confederates – ending sixteen days later in triumph and a heroīs welcome. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/27/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History School Day, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Participants will explore, see, and hear examples of the daily life of a Civil War soldier. Students will view multiple stations such as artillery, infantry, food, women at war, medicine, etc. Reservations are required; call or email to make your groupīs reservation. Email porthudsonint1@crt.la.gov to request the program. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/29/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Crochet Class, Noon - 4 p.m. Crocheting has been around – in various forms – for centuries, used in making a wide range of household, clothing and decorative items. Preregistration is required, as spaced is limited. Call early to reserve your spot! For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/29/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 10 a.m. A Civil War weapons demonstration which includes an artillery loading drill and cannon firing, immediately followed by infantry small arms such as muskets, carbines, and pistols. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

May  2018

Saturdays and Sundays • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Guided Museum Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take a guided tour of the museum, with the site historian, and explore the highlights of the Port Hudson artifact collection. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/26/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Native Guard Battlefield Tour, 10 a.m. Join a park historian during a tour of the Telegraph Road area where black troops of the 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards fought on May 27, 1863. Participants are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent; reservations are recommended For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

June  2018

Saturdays and Sundays • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Guided Museum Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Take a guided tour of the museum, with the site historian, and explore the highlights of the Port Hudson artifact collection. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
6/2/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Clinton, LA and the Fight of Pretty Creek, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. "Bigger than a skirmish and smaller than a battle." This indoor presentation will examine the events of Colonel Benjamin H. Griersonīs June 3-7, 1863 Union raid on Clinton, Louisiana, and the crushing Confederate victory which led to the memorable federal troop response to this attack. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
6/16/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Priestcap Battlefield Tour, 9:30 a.m. Join a park historian on a rare guided tour of the Priest Cap battlefield, which was heavily fought over on the May 27 and June 13, 1863 discouraging and deadly frontal assaults resulting in thousands of casualties among the Union troops. This portion of the battlefield is outside the parkīs property and is privately owned. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.