Historic Sites in Louisiana

Explore and tour historic sites, museums, and preservation organizations throughout Louisiana to learn about our state’s diverse culture and heritage. We’ve also highlighted historic places that have virtual tours available for online distance learning. Linked sites are current members of the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation.

We continue to update and add to this list of historic sites and museums. If you see that your site missing or would like to become a linked member, contact Will at wprince@lthp.org

  • Atchafalaya National Heritage Area – Multiple Parishes
  • Cane River National Heritage Area & Cane River Creole National Historical Park – Natchitoches Parish
  • Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail – Western Louisiana & Texas
  • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve – Multiple Parishes
  • National Center for Preservation Technology & Training – Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • National WWII Museum – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Poverty Point National Monument & World Heritage Site – Epps, West Carroll Parish
  • Chitimacha Museum – Chareton, St. Mary’s Parish
  • Friends of the Cabildo – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Louisiana Historical Society
  • Louisiana State Capital – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE  – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • LSU Rural Life Museum – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • LSU Museum of Art at the Shaw Center for the Arts – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Preserve Louisiana & Old Governor’s Mansion – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Southern Forest Heritage Museum – Longleaf, Rapides Parish
  • Louisiana State Parks
    • Click here to see a full list of state parks
  • Louisiana State Museums
  • Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society  – Calcasieu Parish
  • Dorcheat Historical Museum – Webster Parish
  • German Coast Preservation Guild – Multiple Parishes
  • German-Acadian Coast Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. – St. John, St. James, and St. Charles Parishes
  • Historical Association of Central Louisiana – Rapides Parish and surrounding area
  • Jackson Parish Museum & Fine Arts Association – Jackson Parish
  • Jefferson Historical Society of LA – Jefferson Parish
  • Lafourche Heritage Society – Lafourche Parish
  • Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, St. Tammany Parish 
  • Lincoln Parish Museum – Lincoln Parish
  • LSUS Pioneer Heritage Center – Caddo Parish
  • Madison Historical Society – Madison Parish
  • Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum – Monroe, Ouachita Parish
  • Pointe Coupee Historical Society – Point Coupee Parish
  • Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Red River Crossroads Historical & Cultural Association – Caddo Parish
  • Republic of West Florida Historical Museum – East Feliciana Parish
  • River Road African American Museum – Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish
  • Southern Forest Heritage Museum – Longleaf, Rapides Parish
  • St. Mary Landmarks & Grevemberg House – St. Mary Parish
  • St. Tammany Parish Government Commission on Cultural Affairs – St. Tammany Parish
  • Vernon Historical & Genelogical Society – Vernon Parish
  • West Baton Rouge Museum – West Baton Rouge Parish
  • West Feliciana Historical Museum – West Feliciana Parish
  • Winn Parish Genealogical & Historical Association – Winn Parish
  • Abbeville Cultural and Historical Alliance – Abbeville, Vermillion Parish
  • Biedenharn Museum & Garden – Monroe, Ouachita Parish
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts – Lafayette, Lafayette Parish
  • Addis Museum – Addis, West Baton Rouge Parish
  • Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission – Alexandria, Rapides Parish
  • Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum – Gibsland, Bienville Parish
  • Brimstone Museum – Sulphur, Calcasieu Parish
  • Camp Moore Museum – Kentwood, Tangipahoa
  • City Park – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Chennault Aviation & Military Museum – Monroe, Ouachita Parish
  • Covington Heritage Foundation – Covington, St. Tammany Parish
  • DeQuincy Railroad Museum – DeQuincy, Calcasieu Parish
  • Destrehan Plantation – Destrehan, St. Charles Parish
  • Evergreen Plantation – Edgar, St. John the Baptist Parish
  • The Farm at Cultural Crossroads – Minden, Webster Parish
  • Find Our Roots African American Museum – Houma, Terrebonne Parish
  • French Market – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Frogmore Plantation – Ferriday, Concordia Parish
  • Gretna Historical Society – Gretna, Jefferson Parish
  • Gueydan Museum – Gueydan, Vermillion Parish
  • Hammond Historic District Commission – Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish
  • Houmas House – Darrow, Ascension Parish
  • Jackson Historic District Commission – Jackson, East Feliciana Parish
  • Jackson Square – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Jeanerette Bicentennial Park & Museum – Jeanerette, Iberia Parish
  • Kent Plantation – Alexandria, Rapides Parish
  • Laura Plantation – Vacherie, St. James Parish
  • Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Los Islenos de Galvez Heritage & Cultural Society – St. Bernard, St. Bernard Parish
  • Louisiana Old State CapitolVIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Magnolia Mound  – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Martin Homeplace Museum at Louisiana Folk Center & Museum – Columbia, Caldwell Parish
  • Masur Museum of Art – Monroe, Oauchita Parish
  • Merryville Museum – Merryville, Beauregard Parish
  • Myrtles Plantation – St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish
  • Nottoway Plantation – White Castle, Iberville Parish
  • Oak Alley Plantation – Vacherie, St. James Parish
  • Old Mandeville Historic Association & Jean Baptiste Lang House – Mandeville, St. Tammany Parish
  • Old State Capital –  VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE  – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Old Ursuline Convent Museum – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Opelousas Museum & Interpretive Center – Opelousas, St. Landry Parish
  • The Pitot House (Louisiana Landmarks Society) – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Preservation Alliance of Lafayette – Lafayette, Lafayette Parish
  • Preservation Hall – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Red River Valley Railroad Historical Society – Shreveport, Caddo Parish
  • Robert A. Bogan Baton Rouge Fire Museum – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • San Francisco Plantation – Garyville, St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Shreveport Historic Preservation Society – Shreveport, Caddo Parish
  • Shreveport Railroad Museum – Shreveport, Caddo Parish
  • Spring Street Historical Museum, Shreveport, Caddo Parish
  • Tioga Historical Society – Pineville, Rapides Parish
  • Steamboat Natchez – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • USS Kidd – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Vermilionville Historic Village – Lafayette, Lafayette Parish
  • Vieux Carre Commission – New Orleans, Orleans Parish
  • Whitney Plantation – VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE – Wallace, St. John the Baptist Parish