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Winter Quarters State Historic Site

State Park Road, St. Joseph, LA 71366, USA

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.


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From I-20 take the U.S. 65 south (Tallulah exit) approximately 30 miles to Newellton. Turn left on Highway 4. Go approximately 5 miles to Highway 605 and turn right. Turn left onto Highway 608. Winter Quarters is located approximately 3 miles down Highway 608.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, museum, plantation home, tours.

Regular Events

December, Christmas open house.

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Admission Fee

Adults $2.00, children (12 and under) and senior citizens free


Daily: 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; Closed: on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.



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