Historic Landmarks That Every Louisianian Needs To Visit
Exploring the great state of Louisiana is so much fun, and we never get tired of finding new things that are not only historic, but unique as well.
Only in Louisiana reminded me of some beautiful historic landmarks that might not be at the top of your list to visit, but should be. Check them out below, and have fun exploring!
- St Charles Streetcar Line - New Orleans. In operation since 1835, this historic way of transportation is just as viable today as it was 100 years ago. A fun and inexpensive way to tour New Orleans.
- Vermilionville - Lafayette. A living history museum that allows you to feel what Acadian and Creole life was like 100 years ago. Lots of fun events are held here every year as well.
- The Old State Capitol - Baton Rouge. Built in 1852, this imposing Gothic structure sits right on the Mississippi River, and is on National Register of Historic Places.
- Poverty Point State Historic Site - Pioneer. Recognized as a World Heritage Site in 2016, it is now part of the US National Park Service.
- Evergreen Plantation - Edgard. One of the most intact of the historic plantations around the South, this one has 37 buildings and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Today is a privately owned working sugar cane plantation.
- Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - New Orleans. Built in the 1700's this building is home to the oldest working bar in America, and is also one of the French Quarter's most haunted places.
- Natchitoches. The oldest city in Louisiana, with the beautiful downtown area along the Cane River designated as part of The National Historic Landmark District
- Oak Alley Plantation - Vacherie. The canopy of live oak trees leading up to the beautiful home built in 1837 makes this the most well known, and photographed, of Louisiana's iconic working plantations. It is also the site of many television and film shoots.