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Port Hudson walking tour

Child 12 and under
Senior 60+

Guided battlefield hike through Port Hudson State Historic Site

In May of 1863, the woods and ravines around the tiny river town of Port Hudson Louisiana became the site of the longest siege in American military history.

Visit the scenes of terrible fighting taking place during the final battle of the Union’s campaign to open the Mississippi River. You will learn about the investment and 48-day siege of Port Hudson as the tour follows the action chronologically, beginning with the intense 3-day fight as Union forces slowly push the Confederates into their defensive positions; see Confederate earthworks and rifle pits and Union artillery positions and routes of attack; and walk over the ground where fierce combat raged.

Enjoy one of Louisiana’s most beautiful hiking trails while you learn about one of the most significant battles in American history.