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Southwest Louisiana is rich in history and imagination. From pirates and buried treasure to rustlers and renegades, from sulfur mining and railroad hubs to Civil War battles, the six cities of Southwest Louisiana each have a unique story to tell. 

Click here to download the Historic Calcasieu Parish Guide!

Step back in time and experience the history of Southwest Louisiana at museums like the DeQuincy Railroad Museum, the USS Orleck Naval Museum, the Mardi Gras Museum or the Imperial Calcasieu Museum.


Take a tour through one of the historic districts CharpentierMargaret Place, or Shell Beach Drive to see classic examples of early 1900s Lake Charles architecture or magnificent plantation style homes.

 

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