Special Alert
Special Alert

DeQuincy

In 1897 the Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railway, now the Kansas City Southern, reached the point where its main line bent toward the southwest to Beaumont and the old Calcasieu River. Vernon & Shreveport tram line, now the Lake Charles branch of the K.C.S., joined the main line and the town of DeQuincy was formed. DeQuincy was at this time a pine forest, no timber having been cut except on the railroad right-of-way. Two small stores, two boarding houses, and four small dwellings constituted the village.

DeQuincy has seen tremendous growth since those pioneering days and now is a thriving city hosting one of the most unique museums in the state of Louisiana, the DeQuincy Railroad Museum. Home to the DeQuincy High School Fighting Tigers, numerous delicious restaurants, and a variety of community events, DeQuincy's busiest time of year is during the Louisiana Railroad days held annually in April.

 Click here to take a video tour of the DeQuincy Railroad Museum.

Events

Events

Join us for free concert at MorganField. Join us on the beautiful grounds of The Village at MorganField in October for Music at MorganField! This free, family event will feature live Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
This fall, locals can take guided walking tours through Lake Charles history and visit historic spots where time lies still. On October 26, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., five Lake Charles Read More →
The Lost Hollows, a locally owned and family-operated attraction, is the largest and most terrifying outdoor haunt in Lake Charles, Louisiana! The fright-filled trail is open every Friday and Read More →
Boudin Wars is an Read More →
Welcome EGGHeads! Join us at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, October 27th for the inaugural Gulf Coast EGGfest! What's an EGGfest?! Read More →
McNeese Cowboys vs. University of Central Arkansas - Time TBA at Cowboy Stadium Read More →
Drive out to the Stars and Stripes in the Park Classic Car Show Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Heritage Square, 1211 Ruth St. in Sulphur. This event features hundreds of Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
"The Haunted Ship - Lake Charles" Set to Open Friday, 28 September at the USS ORLECK Naval Museum Read More →
Begin your terrifying Halloween journey with a hayride at The Lost Hollows! After traveling to the creepiest woods in Southwest Louisiana, get lost on the Deadly Pines trail, a spine-tingling Read More →
Don McLean, best known for the classic hit, “American Pie”, will perform at Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Saturday, November 10 at 8:00 PM. As one of America’s most enduring songwriters, Read More →
The fun and kitschy country fair-like festival that features nearly four covered acres of anything and everything roars back into Lake Charles. Billed as “a bargain hunter’s dream”, the Read More →
A CELEBRATION OF FINE BOURBON, BBQ, AND WHISKEY! #SmokeAndBarrelLC Smell the savory aroma of oak and hickory. Taste expert BBQ from leading pitmasters from Read More →
Jumpstart your Christmas spirit at the Junior League of Lake Charles’ annual Mistletoe & Moss Holiday Market, which will be held Thursday, November 15th Read More →