Edgard trip planner
Create a fully customized day by day
itinerary for free
itinerary for free
Edgard is a census-designated place (CDP) in and the parish seat of St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,637 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Edgard is part of the German Coast of Louisiana.HistoryOne of the parish's first communities and a social haunt of the privateer Jean Lafitte, Edgard has been the parish seat since 1848. Originally named St. John the Baptist for the church at its heart, Edgard was renamed in 1850 for its postmaster, Edgar Perret. Edgard's first St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (1772) was destroyed by the Poché Crevasse in 1821. Another church was soon erected. Unfortunately, in 1918 fire gutted the sacred building. A testament to the church's place in the community, the parishioners gave generously, and when the new church opened its doors, all debts had been paid.The economic history of Edgard included a sawmill operated by Severin Tassin, a brick factory begun in 1878, and several sugar plantations that operated in the century between 1794 and 1894. By 1899, there were more than fifty family-owned sugar houses (sugar mills) still in existence.To personalize your trip to Edgard, create itinerary details specific to you using our United States online travel planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Edgard
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Edgard
Places to visit with Edgard
New OrleansTrip planner Best for: Historic Walking Area, Nightlife, Military Museum Baton RougeTrip planner Best for: Historic Site, Wildlife Area, Government Building LafayetteTrip planner Best for: Historic Walking Area, Cemetery, History Museum ShreveportTrip planner Best for: Art Museum, Science Museum, Aquarium Lake CharlesTrip planner Best for: Casino, Park, Nightlife
Recently planned trips to Edgard
8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Vacherie Edgard New Orleans 29 days in Louisiana BY A USER FROM ITALY New Orleans Lafayette Lake Charles 1 day in Edgard BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Whitney Plantation Evergreen Plantation Destrehan Plantation 6 days in New Orleans & Edgard BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES New Orleans Edgard 5 days in New Orleans Plantation Country BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Edgard 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fort Walton Beach Biloxi New Orleans