Fort Jesup

Fort Jesup State Historic Site is located off LA 6 at 32 Geoghagan Road, six miles east of Many in Sabine Parish. Originally called Cantonment Jesup, the site was selected by Zachary Taylor in 1822 and the fort existed for 26 years as one of the strongest garrisons in Louisiana.

Located on the historic San Antonio Road, the fort was once a large complex consisting of 82 structures.

Four companies of the Seventh U.S. Infantry made up the first garrison of Fort Jesup; there were 141 officers and men.

This site features the original kitchen/mess building and a reconstructed officers’ quarters that houses visitor information, a gift shop, interpretive exhibits and restrooms.

Facilities also include a museum and picnic area. Guided tours and frontier skills demonstrations are offered daily. In 1961, Fort Jesup SHS was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday; closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours are offered daily. Must call 318-256-4117 to schedule.

Entrance Fees: $4 per person; free for seniors (62 and over) and for children age 12 and under. Groups are asked to call in advance.

32 Geoghagan Rd., Many, LA 71449

318-256-4117 or 888-677-5378
Hours: 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday
Amenities: 
Picnic tables