Winter Quarters State Historic Site

Winter Quarters State Historic Site


Location:8 miles southeast of Newellton on LA 608 in Tensas Parish.
Facilities:Historic home, picnic area, restroom.
Activities:Guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Spared destruction in 1863 by Union forces following Sherman's orders to destroy everything not needed by Union troops, Winter Quarters was the only surviving plantation home out of 15 that lined the banks of Lake Saint Joseph. The restored house is furnished in the style of the period and includes a rare and perfectly preserved billiard table made by the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company around 1845. Other items housed there include diaries and other personal records that provide a valuable link to the Antebellum period.
Address:4929 Hwy 608
Newellton, LA 71357

Phone:318-467-9750
Phone: 888-677-9468;
Web: www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iwinter.aspx
Size: 4 acres.

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