Devil’s Elbow Tour Set for April 23 at Port Hudson State Historic Site
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana State Parks invites visitors of all ages to a special Devil’s Elbow tour at the Port Hudson State Historic Site battlefield on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 9 a.m.
The excursion will begin at the site museum and will caravan through old Port Hudson, along historic river bluffs, to the Georgia-Pacific picnic pavilion. The guided tour will then proceed on foot to the Devil’s Elbow, a heavily defended Confederate position, where colorful accounts of life in the trenches at Port Hudson will be shared. This section of the battlefield is normally inaccessible throughout the year.
Port Hudson was the site of the longest true siege in American military history. Designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1974, the site is host to Civil War re-enactments and living history events throughout the year.
There is no tour fee; however, a $4 admission provides access to the historic site and museum daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and above) are admitted free. The site is located on U.S. Hwy. 61 near Zachary, about 15 minutes north of Baton Rouge. For more information, call 1-888-677-3400.