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Forts Randolph and Buhlow, Pineville

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pineville, Louisiana, a state historic site in Louisiana consisting of Fort Randolph and Fort Buhlow. Both of these forts are in the National Register of Historic Places.
Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site includes the remains of Bailey's Dam. This dam allowed for the Union Fleet, under the command of Admiral David Porter, to escape below the rapids on the Red River during the Union retreat after the Battle of Mansfield. The site also includes a visitor center, an elevated boardwalk, and a field for Civil War re-enactments.
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit to learn about history of the area, see historical sites and enjoy the beauty of Louisiana. There are displays, a movie to share the history, and an elevated wooden....  more »
  • Forts Randolph and Buhlow were constructed after the Battle of Mansfield in 1864 in anticipation of defending the river from Union attacks. The Confederate ironclad Missouri was docked here. No...  more »
  • Cute park with walking trails. The staff are also very friendly. Great place.
  • Very nice, low key museum. They start off with a 12 minute video which is very informative. The museum is well put together and the attendant very gregarious and helpful. The walk around the sites, although very cold out on this day, was enjoyable. I highly recommend

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