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Port Hudson National Cemetery

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Address: 20978 Port Hickey Rd, Zachary, LA 70791-6722
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A must-visit for me.

I have visited the Port Hudson area twice on Civil War sightseeing trips and have been to the National Cemetery 3 times. It is kind of off the beaten path but that is one of it's... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CKKJA
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La Porte, Texas
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La Porte, Texas
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Port Hudson area twice on Civil War sightseeing trips and have been to the National Cemetery 3 times. It is kind of off the beaten path but that is one of it's main attractions to me. It is 1.7 miles off of Hwy 61 but there are easily visible signs to it in both directions on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

Operated by the Veterans Administration, this cemetery was well kept and perfectly serene when we stopped by. I learned from reading some of the tombstones and monuments. There is a radio frequency posted there too to get information. This cemetery can easily be visited together with the Port Hudson Battleground, only 5 or so minutes drive to the north.

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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Funny story: The first time my wife and I visited, we were on our way from Natchez to Baton Rouge. It was about 4 pm. There was a sign warning the gates locked at 4:30 pm, I saw no gates (there were cleverly hidden) so we drove on in. When we got back to the gates, guess what? We walked... More 

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Jackson
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Enjoyed seeing organization and structure in the sense of my fellow serviceman at rest. Beautiful view of the country near the Port Hudson Commemorative Area.

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Thank Larry C
London, UK
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Reviewed 22 May 2015

The cemetery is beautifully manicured. There is a secondary cemetery, Port Hudson, that is being renovated. There, you can see the tombstones of the United States Colored Troops, as indicated with USCT. That was touching for me.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 March 2015

Was here during reenactment of battle. Wonderful museum, staff, and facilities. Plenty of parking and access for disabled.

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Zachary, Louisiana, United States
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

My wife and I visit during the Memorial Day weekend to remember our relatives and friends who served. Some died the battlefield and were never returned home. We share stories of our families and walk the rows of graves. We offer prayers and tobacco to their spirits. The older part of the cemetery is very interesting. These civil war graves... More 

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Thank PaulCBarry
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

The keepers of the Port Hudson National Cemetery were very cordial, understanding, and professional. They were truly wonderful. Though it was a difficult time for the family and friends, they make it more pleasant.

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baton rouge
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Reviewed 3 November 2014

My son is an eagle scout and he has placed flags out with other boy and cub scouts for the last 9 years. This place is very well kept and I feel they do our military honors well.

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Windermere, Florida
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Port Hudson National Cemetery is located down the road from the Port Hudson State Historic Site which was the location of the US Civil War battle. The cemetery is easy to find from HWY 61, as there are signs which point the way. The location itself is somewhat unfortunate, as there are businesses associated with the paper mills next... More 

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