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July  2018

7/7/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - First Saturday of the Month Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a trail walk to Fort Babcock discussing the infantry and artillery assault against Port Hudson. The hike is two miles and will last approximately 1 1/2 hours. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear, bring water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
7/8/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - Surrender of Port Hudson, 1 p.m - 3 p.m. A program to commemorate the July 9, 1863 surrender of the Confederate garrison, park staff and volunteers will fire a reproduction Civil War cannon and lower the park´s replica Confederate garrison flag. The program also includes period weapon demonstrations. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
7/21/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - In Search of your Civil War Ancestors, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Are you fascinated by a "long-ago" ancestor who may have served in a Civil War military unit? A park staff member will assist visitors in researching Civil War ancestors and become aware of services the site provides and the research material that is available. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.

August  2018

8/11/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - 2nd Saturday Hike, 10 a.m. Join a park historian on a guided tour of the battlefield areas known as Fort Babcock and Fort Desperate. The tour will start at 10:00 AM at the museum. Appropriate footwear, sunscreen, and some drinking water is recommended. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.
8/18/2018 • Port Hudson State Historic Site, Jackson - In Search of Your Civil War Ancestors, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. A park staff member will assist visitors in researching Civil War ancestors and become aware of services the site provides and the research material that is available. For more information call 888.677.3400 toll free or 225.654.3775 locally.