Corporal Austin C. Wellington
38th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

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!

General Information:

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.


13 Responses to Welcome!

  1. Bob Loring says:

    14 June 1863. Lost my GG Grandfather on Priest Cap. (Union).

  2. Gerry Fox says:

    I would love to see the reenactment (when is it?) my great Uncle Valorus Randall was killed on June 14, 1863 in that battle, he was a lieutenant in the Confederate War. Gerry Randall Fox

  3. FYI: The Port Hudson State Historic Site’s next reenactment has been rescheduled from March 22 & 23 to March 29 & 30, 2014. The date has been changed due to conflicts with other sites’ programs.

  4. On Saturday, August 10, at 10:00 AM at the Port Hudson State Historic Site National Park Ranger Kerry Jones, from the Vicksburg National Military Park will do a presentation on the importance of Vicksburg and Port Hudson during the Civil War, and the links between the two sites.

  5. Still making a few changes to the blog…be sure to check it out!!

  6. I can’t wait to come visit. You were closed during my Vicksburg trip, so we’ll have to get back when you are open. Until then, I’ll look forward to updates.

  7. We have made some changes and updates on our blog. Check it out!!

  8. Bob Martin says:

    My GGRaandfather was in the Battle for Port Hudson.
    Would love to be on all/any mailings.
    Bob Martin

  9. We would love it if you would add us to your blogroll http://bayousegnettesp.wordpress.com/


  10. sealrw says:

    Very nice tour this evening. Enjoyed the ghost stories and beautiful night sky.

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