917 South Carolina Ave, Leesville Louisiana
Some of the displays at this Military Museum are uniforms, insignis and small arms of the 12 U.S. division that served at the fort. A 2.5-acre park has artillery pieces, tanks, helicopters and other vehicles.
Other History nearby:
(San Augustine) Ezekiel W. Cullen Home
(Many) Fort Jesup State Historic Site
(Leesville) Fort Polk Military Museum
(Natchitoches) Fort St. Jean Baptiste
(Natchitoches) Ft Jean Baptiste State Commemorative
(Cloutierville) Kate Chopin House
04/19 Coming to The Leesville area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.