Audubon, Longfellow-Evangeline, and Port Hudson State Historic Sites to Operate 7 Days a Week


BATON ROUGE, La. – The Office of State Parks is announcing changes to the operating days at Louisiana's State Historic Sites.

Effective March 2, Audubon State Historic Site in St. Francisville, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site in St. Martinville, and Port Hudson State Historic Site on La. Hwy. 61 between Baton Rouge and St. Francisville will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 7 days a week. The additional days will allow more opportunities for school groups and group tours to visit the sites.

"I want to commend the staff with Louisiana State Parks, on working to have these three cultural treasures even more available to the public," said Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, whose office oversees Louisiana's State Parks and State Historic Sites. "This goes a long way in fulfilling our mission to provide the best possible experience of all of Louisiana's treasure to both our residents and our visitors."

These sites join Poverty Point World Heritage Site and Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site in operating 7-days-a-week. Fort St. Jean Baptiste, Forts Randolph and Buhlow, and Mansfield State Historic Sites will remain operational Wednesday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Centenary State Historic Site remains operational Thursday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All State Historic Sites are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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