Port Hudson State Historic Site

October  2018

10/5/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (Home-School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This program will present to home-school groups a great variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/12/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day , 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The program will present to school groups a greater variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/20/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - International Archaeology Day, 2 p.m. A park staff member will discuss the archaeology projects that has been done at the Port Hudson SHS and some of the artifacts recovered from Steadman and Rist sites along with the Native Guard battlefield site will be on display. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
10/28/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Thy Soldier Brave is Sleeping, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. In conjunction with Halloween, a park staff member will give a presentation on American Civil War burial practices. This presentation and demonstration will cover the various ways both Union and Confederate soldiers were laid to rest from organized formal burials to very quick internmentīs on battlefields For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

November  2018

11/3/2018 to 11/4/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Scout Weekend, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All scouts (Girl, Brownie, Boy, and Cub) are invited to to earn either the Port Hudson Historic Trail or the Port Hudson Nature Trail patches, free of charge. Civil War small arms will be given during the day. A Civil War campsite will be set up to allow scouts to see what camp life was like for the soldier in the 1860s. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

January  2019

1/5/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - National Bird Day Morning Hike, 9:30 a.m. Nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers, grab a set of binoculars, bring your camera and donīt forget to pick up a Port Hudson Bird list and join a park ranger on a bird watching expedition through the various habitats. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
1/6/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 1 p.m. The Port Hudson State Historic Site will conduct demonstrations with Civil War era original and reproduction weapons. The program will start with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbines, and pistols. This program will conclude with the firing of the parkīs original 42-pounder siege cannon. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
1/19/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Bird Walks for Beginners, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Birding is a great way to explore Port Hudson State Historic Site. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, appropriate footwear, a notebook, some binoculars if you have some and a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcomed. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.