Fort Jesup State Historic Site

Fort Jesup State Historic Site


Location:In Sabine Parish, 6 miles east of Many on LA 6.
Facilities:Historic buildings, picnic area, visitor's center with exhibits, restrooms, and gift shop.
Activities:Guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Colonel Zachary Taylor established and commanded the garrison at Fort Jesup, which was built as a border outpost in 1822. Taylor's troops established law and order in the area, and Fort Jesup remained an important military post for nearly 25 years. The original kitchen/mess hall is the only historic structure remaining from the large reservation that once spread across the frontier. The reconstructed officers' quarters building now houses the site's visitor center. In 1961, Fort Jesup was designated a National Historic Landmark
Address:32 Geoghagan Rd
Many, LA 71449

Phone:318-256-4117
Phone: 888-677-5378;
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iFtjesup.aspx
Size: 22 acres.

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Fort Jesup State Historic Site Many, (318) 256-4117.