Previously closed historic sites in Louisiana will be reopened

Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 2:28pm

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The Office of State Parks is changing its operating hours to five days per week at State Historic Sites. The changes to the operating schedule will allow previously closed State Historic Sites to reopen.

Effective August 1st, State Historic Sites will be open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Centenary State Historic Site and Marksville State Historic Site, two previously closed sites, will reopen on August 1st. In July 2010, budget cuts prompted the closure of these three sites, along with Fort Jesup State Historic Site and Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. Fort Jesup reopened in November 2010, through a cooperative agreement with the Town of Many, Sabine Parish and the Sabine River Authority. Plaquemine Lock reopened in January 2011, through a similar agreement with the city of Plaquemine and Iberville Parish.

For more information regarding Louisiana State Historic Sites, visit


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