During the American Civil War, Fort Jackson became one of the most important civil war forts in the state of Louisiana. Here the Confederate forces made one of their most significant stands against the Union, which was advancing into the state.
After the Civil war, the Fort was the used by United States armed forces as a military establishment up until the end of World War I. the site was declared as a National Historical Landmark in 1960.
Today visitors can enjoy a travel back in time, as much of the original structure was preserved by state authorities. There is also a museum that chronicles the history of the fort from the early days up to modern times.
This is a must for history enthusiasts.