Welcome to the Port Hudson State Historic Site blog. Throughout the year we will update our blog with information on the Park and up coming events. So, stay tuned and come back often!
The 643 acre site encompasses a huge battlefield, Museum and an elevated boardwalk over the breastworks in theFort Desperate area. Other facilities include a picnic area with pavilions and restrooms. A hiking trail 6 miles long. School groups, seniors 62 & above and kids 12 & below are free. Fees for those between the ages of 13 and 61 are $4.00 per person. We are open from 9am-5pm Tuesday thru Saturday.
For April 2 and 3, 2016 Battle Reenactment information please look on our “Spotlight” page.
Due to the heavy rains over the last few weekends we have had to close a few trails on our 6 miles of trail system. Please be sure to go to the museum to find out which trails have been closed before doing any hiking. We will notify everyone when all the trails have be repaired and reopened. Thank you!
Port Hudson State Historic Site is located on U.S. highway 61 in East Feliciana Parish, 14 miles north of Baton Rouge.
If you are using your GPS or Map Quest please be aware that they do not always work in finding us. This address 236 Hwy 61, Jackson, La. 70748 is the correct one for our park. The map below maybe of help also. For direction or information please call 1-888-677-3400 or 1-225-654-3775.