Winter Quarters, a home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, stands today as a rare survivor of the ravages of the Civil War. During the Vicksburg campaign, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's soldiers marched through northeast Louisiana, destroying everything not needed by the Union army. Of 14 plantation homes on Lake Saint Joseph, Winter Quarters was the only one to survive. The Nutt family were Union Sympathizers and were able to have their home spared and used as a Union headquarters as troops passed. Today, the home is filled with period furnishings and contains copies of diaries and other personal records from the Antebellum period.
Marrero, Louisiana | Purchased by the National Park Service in 1949, this two-story, cement-covered house was the home of Judge Rene Beauregard and is located at the Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812) site.
Lake Providence, Louisiana | The canal is all that remains of Grant's 1863 attempt to circumvent the fortifications at Vicksburg through the backwaters of Louisiana, and is approximately 1,000 feet long.