Fort Pike State Historic Site

October 31, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Fort Pike, one of six masonry forts on the Louisiana coast, was started in 1819, completed construction in 1827, and was officially abandoned in 1890.  The site is on the Rigolets, a strait that connects Lake Pontchartrain to Lake Borgne, and ultimately to the Gulf of Mexico.  Fort Pike State Historic Site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Fort Pike is smaller than similar forts I have visited in Florida and Alabama, but is still worth a visit.  It is located in New Orleans East, almost all the way to Slidell, and you can get there in about an hour and a half from Baton Rouge.

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