History abound throughout the state of Louisiana and is preserved in a host of historic attractions. There are a total of 54 National Historic Landmarks located in Louisiana. The Delta Queen river steamboat, USS KIDD destroyer ship and the Deluge firefighting tug are some of the most unique historical sites in the nation. Nearly every small town and city neighborhood in the state includes a historic church, most notably, the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Church of the Ascension of Our Lord and Grace Episcopal Church. There are also many old plantations that give history tours, including the Hermitage Plantation, the Choctaw Plantation, St. Francisville's Cottage Plantation and the Destrehan Plantation.
Parks and Recreation
Several Louisiana attractions such as Jackson Square and the Garden District seamlessly mix history with nature. Also popular with history buffs are the Cane River National Heritage Area and Park, the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Those who prefer more secluded settings enjoy exploring the extensive state park system, which includes such gems as Chicot State Park , Jimmie Davis State Park and Tickfaw State Park.