Camp Moore Confederate Museum and Cemetery

Today Camp Moore comprises 6.5 acres of the original site of several hundred acres. Within this tract is the two-acre cemetery and a museum that was built circa 1964.

Camp Moore was the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana and the only one in the United States still open to the public. Opened in May 1861 as a site to organize, train and disperse soldiers from Louisiana to all points of the Confederacy, it saw as many as 35,000 men cross this ground and then move on to places such as Shiloh, Sharpsburg, Manassas, Malvern Hill, Franklin, Atlanta, Mobile, Chattanooga, Cedar Creek, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Murfreesboro, Mansfield, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Port Republic and Petersburg, to name a few. These sons of Louisiana fought in most every major and many minor battles for four long years in the South's bid to attain independence. Visit where their epic journey in time began: Camp Moore.

Camp Moore hosts their "Reenactment and Living History" event annually the weekend before Thanksgiving. Spectators are welcome for a nominal fee to tour the Museum, tour the soldier campsites, and watch a scripted battle each day complete with infantry, artillery and cavalry. Specialty impressions are often on site. Food and beverages may be purchased on the site. 

 

 

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Latitude: 30.876015 Longitude: -90.512039 Elevation: 177 ft
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Seasons Open

Year Round

Hours Open

Wednesday thru Saturday from 10AM to 3PM.

Fees

Varies by event

Accessibility Notes

Certain areas of the grounds are ADA compliant

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