Port Hudson State Historic Site

Jackson, Louisiana

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We move just a few miles north of I-10 to Baton Rouge and Port Hudson State Historic Site with this fascinating hike back in time to the Civil War battle that was fought here. Port Hudson was one of a series of fortifications designed to protect New Orleans during the war. This trail will take you to the redoubts, breastworks, and Fort Desperate, the only fortification that the Union army couldn’t take in the battle. We move away from the Gulf to just north of Baton Rouge to the town of Jackson, where we fi nd another wonderful hike to the past through a Civil War battlefield. This time it’s at the Port Hudson State Historic Site. Following the fall of New Orleans during the war, the Confederacy knew they needed to fortify the banks of the Mississippi River in order to keep the waterway out of Union control. Their response was to build a series of forts along the river, including Port Hudson.
Hiking the Gulf Coast

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Hiking the Gulf Coast

by Joe Cuhaj (Falcon Guides)

We move just a few miles north of I-10 to Baton Rouge and Port Hudson State Historic Site with this fascinating hike back in time to the Civil War battle that was fought here. Port Hudson was one of a series of fortifications designed to protect New Orleans during the war. This trail will take you to the redoubts, breastworks, and Fort Desperate, the only fortification that the Union army couldn’t take in the battle.

We move away from the Gulf to just north of Baton Rouge to the town of Jackson, where we fi nd another wonderful hike to the past through a Civil War battlefield. This time it’s at the Port Hudson State Historic Site. Following the fall of New Orleans during the war, the Confederacy knew they needed to fortify the banks of the Mississippi River in order to keep the waterway out of Union control. Their response was to build a series of forts along the river, including Port Hudson.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Jackson
Distance: 2.9
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Port Hudson State Historic Site, 236 US 61, Jackson, LA 70748; (888) 6773400; crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/historic-sites/port-hudson-state-historic-site
Local Maps: USGS Port Hudson, LA; maps available at visitor center
Driving Directions: Directions to Port Hudson State Historic Site

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