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February  2019

Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
2/1/2019 to 2/28/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Black History Month Exhibit, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. In recognition of Black History Month, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site is presenting a special exhibit and program honoring African-Americans. The exhibit is being displayed in various historic outbuildings on the plantation grounds; and through pictures and writings will show how the lives and accomplishments of African-Americans influenced and enriched Louisiana and American history. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
2/8/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Civil War School Day, 9 a.m. - Noon The program includes black powder weapon demonstrations, cannon demonstrations, drilling, life of a soldier, medical and food demonstrations. Preregistration is required. Open to Home Schools, Public and Private schools. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/9/2019 to 2/10/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Fury in the Felicianaīs , 10 a.m. Witness a recreation of the sights and sounds of the Civil War battle for Baton Rouge in 1862. Each day walk through the soldier camps and see living history demonstrations of soldier life by re-enactors in blue and grey. Visitors will see black powder weapon demonstrations of both rifle and cannons. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
2/16/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Native Guard Battlefield Tour, 10 a.m. In honor of Black History Month, join a park ranger on a guided hike of the Telegraph Road area where the African-American troops of the 1st and 3rd Louisiana Native Guards fought on May 27, 1863. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, bring drinking water, appropriate clothing and insect repellent. This hike is across rough, uneven, brushy, and sometimes muddy ground. Reservations recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
2/23/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Enslaved Life at Rosedown, 11 a.m. This program explores the history of African-American slavery and specifically at Rosedown Plantation. Life of the slave will be explained as to duties, accomplishments and treatment. The program will include touring the main house and touring outbuildings on the grounds. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.

March  2019

Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/1/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Scout Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Audubon Scouting Experience gives Scout groups the opportunity to provide a public service project ( park staff provide list) and the park provides two interpretive activities. These activities vary as to age group and may be nature or history oriented. Completion of these activities and project will be rewarded with a special badge. All groups must preregister with the site and have a minimum of 12 participants. Program cost $10.00 each. This includes the program, badge, and admission to the park grounds. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
3/1/2019 to 3/31/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Louisiana Proud: The Cajun Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Travelling art exhibition by Darrell Chitty, twice-named "Louisiana Artist of the Year." The exhibit will be in the Rosedown conference room throughout the month of March. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 3/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Commissary Hill. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/3/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 1 p.m. The Port Hudson State Historic Site will conduct demonstrations of 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 sea coast cannon. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/15/2019 to 3/17/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Audubon Pilgrimage, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Part of the West Feliciana Historical Societiesī Annual Tour of Historic Homes. From Friday through Sunday costumed interpreters in the look of 1821 take visitors through Oakley House. Outside, the kitchens will be preparing food using period recipes open hearth style. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
3/15/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Ghost Ships on the Mississippi, 6:30 p.m. Experience the Anniversary of Battle of Port Hudson by a ranger-led evening walk to Fort Desperate and tell of bizarre and ghostly battlefield stories. After the walk, the staff will conduct a special night-time firing of the always popular 42-pounder cannon, then we move to the pond where the night-time deadly navy assault will be recreated and the destruction of the USS Mississippi will be witnessed using the model gunboat fleet. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/15/2019 to 3/17/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Pilgrimage, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Experience the Annual West Feliciana Parish Audubon Pilgrimage at Rosedown Plantation. See the plantation in spring bloom with costumed re-enactors throughout the site. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
3/30/2019 to 3/31/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Siege of Port Hudson Reenactment, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The annual reenactment will mark the 156th anniversary of "The Siege of Port Hudson." Visitors will have access to reenactors from both the Union and Confederate armies. Campsites will be open to the public. The battle reenactments are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Saturday, and 1:30 PM on Sunday. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

April  2019

Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/1/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Scout Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Audubon Scouting Experience gives Scout groups the opportunity to provide a public service project ( park staff provide list) and the park provides two interpretive activities. These activities vary as to age group and may be nature or history oriented. Completion of these activities and project will be rewarded with a special badge. All groups must preregister with the site and have a minimum of 12 participants. Program cost $10.00 each. This includes the program, badge, and admission to the park grounds. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 3/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Commissary Hill. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/6/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - National Tartan Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. National Tartan Day honors and celebrates Scottish culture and the role it has played in the development of the United States. This day is also to honor Daniel Turnbull, a Scot who built Rosedown Plantation. The public is invited to come to Rosedown dressed in their family tartans to help celebrate National Tartan Day. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/6/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Civil War Trust Park Day, 9:30 a.m. - Noon Park Day is an excellent opportunity to bring history enthusiasts together to help keep our nationīs heritage preserved and pristine. Great opportunity for volunteers to help with work around the park. A T-shirt will be provided to volunteers through the Civil War Trust. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/7/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m. Children can enjoy an afternoon of hunting for Easter eggs on the grounds. After the Easter egg hunt, children can play 19th century games. Prizes will be given out to children who find the Rosedown eggs. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
4/7/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Devilīs Elbow Tour, 9:45 a.m. - Noon As part of the Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table Symposium, a Port Hudson SHS ranger will conduct a tour of "The Devilīs Elbow." This portion of the battlefield is privately owned by the Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill. The tour will leave the Port Hudson Visitor Center at 9:45 AM and travel by caravan to the Devilīs Elbow. Devilīs Elbow was defended in 1863 by Booneīs Louisiana Battery and Mileīs Louisiana Legion. Level of difficulty is easy to moderate. Participants need to wear closed-toe shoes, bring insect repellent, and water for drinking. Hiking distance 1 1/2 miles. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/12/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A War of 1812 School Day, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. See the Age of Napoleon come to life though volunteers in reproduction uniforms and clothing of the War of 1812. Activities will include cannon firing drills, black powder musket drills, and camp life talks. Preregistration required. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/12/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. The program provides a variety of Civil War interpretive activities. Students will travel to several different stations viewing, participating, and hearing about different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/13/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Jane Austen Day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Step back into the early 19th century and experience life in 1815 during the Regency Period. Activities will include speaking with the fan, etiquette, a tea, and making bath salts that you can take home. There will be period dance lessons, a duel, and a visit to discover soldier life during the War of 1812. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
4/20/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Earth Day Hike, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. "Protect our Species" - participants will visit eight different ecological habitats within the park. Hiking distance about 2 1/2 miles. Participants are encouraged to bring drinking water, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, and a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

May  2019

Wednesdays - Sundays • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore the past at Audubon State Historic Site during guided daily tours of Oakley House. Discover the world of John James Audubon and his time at Oakley Plantation. Travel back in time, through the three story home built in 1801, to get a glimpse of life on the plantation in the era of Jane Austen, Napoleon, Spanish West Florida, and early Louisiana statehood. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
As Requested • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Volunteer Program, This program provides an opportunity for residents to become involved in their history by volunteering their services to the site. Volunteering at Audubon SHS takes many forms, from living history to gardening to birding. The site will provide all training and equipment used by the volunteers. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon History Lab, As Requested This program provides an opportunity for schools to use the site as an outdoor teaching lab focused on subjects varying from Colonial/Federal Life, John Audubon, Slavery, and nature. We provide programs on site on request to schools to meet their academic and benchmark standards. These presentations may take the form of talks, walks, tours, or demonstrations depending on the need of the educator. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Oakley House Tours, Hourly: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Daily guided tour of Oakley House. The 30-45 minute tour offers history of the house and its regional and international importance in addition to its role in the life of John James Audubon. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Daily House Tour, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Site Staff will guide visitors on a tour of the Rosedown Main House. The tour will encompass the 120 years of ownership by the Turnbull-Bowman Family, the restoration and ownership of the property by the Underwoods of Houston, and the purchase and ownership of the property by the State of Louisiana. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 2/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 1st Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Artillery Ridge. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
3/1/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Audubon Scout Experience, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Audubon Scouting Experience gives Scout groups the opportunity to provide a public service project ( park staff provide list) and the park provides two interpretive activities. These activities vary as to age group and may be nature or history oriented. Completion of these activities and project will be rewarded with a special badge. All groups must preregister with the site and have a minimum of 12 participants. Program cost $10.00 each. This includes the program, badge, and admission to the park grounds. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
First Saturday of the Month • 3/2/2019 to 6/30/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center and join a park ranger on a guided hike of the battlefield area known as Commissary Hill. The hike will cover about 2 miles and take about 2 hours. Appropriate footwear, clothing, and drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
4/1/2019 to 5/31/2019 • Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Civil War Display, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit a display depicting certain aspects of the Civil War. Specifically featured will be the battles in Louisiana and little known Civil War facts. School groups welcome. For more information call 877.376.1867 toll free or 225.635.3332 locally.
5/4/2019 to 5/5/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Night at the Plantation, 4 p.m. - 10 a.m. Bring your tents and camp out on the Oakley Plantation grounds in this annual program. Visit the slave cabins under the stars and hear stories of life for the enslaved on a plantation. A fee is charged and preregistration is a must! For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/5/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Firepower!, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. The program is demonstrations of Civil War-era weapons beginning with a cannon demonstration followed by small arms; muskets, rifles, carbines, and pistols. The program will conclude with the firing of the parkīs always popular 42-pounder siege cannon. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/10/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Living History Day (School Day), 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. This program will present to school groups a great variety of Civil War era interpretive activities. Students and parents will travel to several different stations viewing and participating in different activities and facets of Civil War soldiers and sailors. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/11/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Bird Walk for Beginners, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. A ranger-led bird hike through the grounds of Port Hudson State Historic Site. This event includes a brief introduction to birding and bird-watching. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, closed-toe shoes, sun screen 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.
5/17/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - A Revolutionary War School Day, 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Students will learn about life in British West Florida in the Felicianas during the American Revolution 240 years ago. There will be black powder weapon demonstrations, open hearth cooking, life of a soldier and more. The event is free; Preregistration is required. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/18/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - The Revolutionary War Battle of Baton Rouge, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Explore Louisianaīs role in the revolution and the 240th Anniversary of the siege and Battle for Baton Rouge through Living History Demonstrations. Special activities include militia drills throughout the day and musket ball-making demonstrations and more. Visitors are invited to learn how to drill and march with muskets. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/18/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Kids to Parks Day, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Bring your children out to connect with the outdoors and nature. Take a nature hike, do nature scavenger hunt and pickup an Endangered Species Activity Book. Port Hudson offers two different Nature Trail and a Civil War Historical Trail patches. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/18/2019 • Audubon State Historic Site, St. Francisville - Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Costumed demonstrators will be using period techniques, equipment, and recipes to show the visitors just how much effort it took to create the meals of yesterday. The program is included in the standard grounds charge for the park. For more information call 888.677.2838 toll free or 225.635.3739 locally.
5/25/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Fort Desperate Guided Tour and Hike, 9 a.m. Take a guided tour to the exposed ridge of Fort Desperate. Find out why the 292 men of the 15th Arkansas refused to give up their ground or be relieved during their bloody struggle against numerous brigades of the blue-clad warriors from the north. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, wear closed-toe shoes, sun screen an a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
5/25/2019 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Fort Desperate Guided Tour and Hike, 9 a.m. Take a guided tour to the exposed ridge of Fort Desperate. Find out why the 292 men of the 15th Arkansas refused to give up their ground or be relieved during their bloody struggle against numerous brigades of the blue-clad warriors from the north. Participants are encouraged to bring water, insect repellent, wear closed-toe shoes, sun screen an a hat. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.