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Local History

Down Louisiana Hwy 1, there is a town noted for its french tradition and 

southern hospitality.  The town of Mansura, formerly known as the "Prairie

des Avoyelles", was first settled by french soldiers serving under Napoleon,

settling and comparing this area to that of Mansura, Egypt,

 a battle site of Emperor Napoleon.

Dr. Jules Charles DesFosse' House,  c. 1790   L'Eglise St.    Mansura, La.

Believed to have been built by Dominique Coco, Sr. and later

restored by Dr. Jules Charles DesFosse'.    The house is La. 

French Colonial styled.  Owned by the Town of Mansura, the 

home is open for tourists Tuesday through Saturday from 11am 

to 3pm.   Small admission fee.  Tourist information is available. 

First home listed in the National Registry of Historic Places in 

Avoyelles  Parish. 

 

Hypolite Bordelon House, c. 1820   Tunica Drive  West Marksville

Early Creole pioneer dwelling.  Open 11am to 3pm.  Tuesday 

through Saturday.  Admission fee.  Tourist 

information is available.  National Registry of Historic Places. 

 

Pre Historic Indian Park & Museum

The 39 acre park includes prehistoric Indian mounds and

Indian village sites with picnic facilities.  Open 7 days a week.

9 AM to 5 PM  Admission Fee, National Historic Landmark.

 

Tunica-Biloxi Indian Center and Museum     Hwy 1     South of Marksville

Museum houses the famous Tunica Treasure, the most

extraordianary collection of Indian and European artifacts from 

the Colonial Period  ever excavated in the lower Mississippi Valley.

Admission Fee.  Tourist information is available.

 

Attractions

Paragon Casino Resort

Approximately 5 minutes from Marksville, Louisiana

Home to Paragon Casino & Tomahka Golf Trails

There are many more places to visit during your stay at

The Honeysuckle Bed & Breakfast

For more information or to make reservations

Call: (318) 964-5435

or Email

 

 

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