Ready for a road trip? There are many historic places to visit in Louisiana, all of them just waiting for you to explore. Gas up the car and get ready for an epic adventure you’re sure to love.

This particular Lousiana history road trip will take you less than five hours, but since you’re going to want to spend ample time at each of these attractions, make a weekend out of it and stop off and stay in a new town you’ve never been to before. That’s what makes road trips so fun! Since the state is so big, we’ve kept this list to just the northern/central part of the state, so be sure to stay tuned for another article where we cover all of the fascinating historical sites in the southern part of the state.

Have you been to any of these historic places to visit in Louisiana? What are your favorite sites on the National Register of Historic Places? Let us know in the comments below!

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Places to Visit in Louisiana

What are some other historic sites to visit in Louisiana?

Eager to learn more Louisiana history? Check out these historic places to visit in Louisiana:

  • Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site: Located in St. Martinville, this spot is dedicated to education on the Bayou Teche region of the state. Enjoy taking in the museum as well as the site's walking paths.
  • Mansfield State Historic Site: This Mansfield site is known for being the site of the 1864 American Civil War Battle of Mansfield. Activities here include special tours, a short hiking trail, and outdoor classrooms.


What are the oldest places in Louisiana?

 There is no shortage of places to visit if you want to see some of the oldest places in Louisiana:

  • Parlange Plantation House: Located in New Roads, this French Colonial was built in 1750. It’s changed hands and uses over the years. Today, it is still a sugarcane and cattle plantation.
  • Pitot House: This home was built in 1799. It is one of only a few West Indies-style houses left in New Orleans. Today, this Creole Colonial houses the Louisiana Landmark Society and visitors can make an appointment to tour the house and its grounds.


What are some fun facts about Louisiana?

Think you know everything about the Bayou State?  How about these fun facts about Louisiana?

  • Tallest State Capitol: The Louisiana State Capitol Building, located in Baton Rouge, is 450 feet tall. That’s 50 feet taller than the second tallest in Nebraska.
  • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway: At 24 miles long, this is the longest bridge over water on the planet. It connects Mandeville to New Orleans.
  • St. Charles Streetcar Line: This streetcar line has been running in New Orleans since way back in 1835. In fact, it is the oldest still in operation.