Rebel State Historic Site

Rebel State Historic Site is located in Natchitoches Parish, three miles north of Marthaville off LA 1221. Originally home to the grave of an unknown Confederate soldier, the site now features the Louisiana Country Music Museum, which explores the development of country music in Louisiana.

The museum, which depicts a stringed musical instrument in its architectural design, also honors the contributions of the many Louisiana natives who have become prominent in the country music and gospel music professions. The museum contains costumes, instruments and pictures that have been donated by performers, including a Roy Acuff fiddle and yo-yo, as well as one of Hank Williams Jr. shirts.

Also on site are an amphitheatre where performances are held, including the annual Spring Fest featuring local food, arts, crafts; and the state Harmonica Contest.  Picnic areas with barbeque pits and a picnic pavilion equipped with kitchen facilities are available on a first come, first serve basis. Guided tours of the museum are offered daily.

Admission:  $2 per person; free for Seniors (62 and over) and children 12 and under.

1260 Hwy. 1221, Marthaville, LA 71450

318-472-6255 or 888-677-3600
Hours: 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.