The parkway is steeped in military history

You could spend days discovering the years.

Avoyelles Parish

See where Union Army forces led by Brigadier General Joseph A. Mower clashed with Confederate States Army troops commanded by Brigadier General John A. Wharton.

East Feliciana

Port Hudson is the site of the 1863 Union siege of the Confederate stronghold along the river bluffs. Visit the museum, artillery displays, redoubts, and interpretive plaques.


Tour the complex of historic buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places, preserved from an old sawmill in the beautiful piney woods of Long Leaf, Louisiana.

St. Helena

The Greater Greensburg Veteran's War Memorial is dedicated to the memory of those who died in the defense of our Country and all who served in the cause of Freedom.


During the Battle of New Orleans (1814) General Andrew Jackson marched his soldiers through Washington Parish on what was known as the "Military Road."

West Feliciana

In St. Francisville today, moss-draped live oaks overhang roadways and many of the early buildings in a downtown district listed in its entirety in the National Register of Historic Places.

The past in is your future...

Map of the seven parishes that comprise the Zachary Taylor Parkway

Plan a tour of the Parkway's historical gems.