Only in Louisiana is always bringing us awesome tidbits about our beautiful state, and we love the fact that even though we live here, there is still a lot to learn about Louisiana!

Check out some of the awesome and historic landmarks we've got here in the Bayou State, and make plans for a road trip this summer for a cool history lesson right in your own back yard.

  1. Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium - home of the historic Louisiana Hayride radio program
  2. Edward Douglass White House - Thibodaux - home to 2 Louisiana governors, a US senator, and Chief Justice of the United States
  3. Marksville Prehistoric Indigenous People's Site - 42 acres maintained by the state of Louisiana
  4. USS Kidd - Baton Rouge - a museum and now a memorial for Louisiana WWII Veterans
  5. Gallier Hall - New Orleans - former city hall known for it's Greek Revival architecture
  6. The Cabildo - New Orleans - Home of the Louisiana State Museum
  7. Plaquemine Lock State Historic Park - the highest freshwater lift in the world when it was built. Now a museum dedicated to engineering and waterflow
  8. Kent Plantation House State Historic Site - Alexandria - built in 1800, it's the oldest historical structure in Central Louisiana
  9. Fort Jessup - Many - part of the Louisiana Purchase
  10. Longfellow / Evangeline State Historic Site - St Martinville - the oldest state park in Louisiana
  11. Mansfield State Historic Site - site of the Battle of Mansfield in 1864
  12. Locust Grove State Historic Site - St Francisville - former home to President Jefferson Davis