Courthouse Charm Itinerary waterfountain
Small Towns, Big Charm
Collectibles, Cafés and Can’t-miss Museums are the highlights of this history-filled outing.

Located in the Homer courthouse square, the Herbert S. Ford Memorial Museum displays the history of Claiborne Parish for all to see, including the influence of the oil boom and early pioneers of the land. And of course, you can’t have a Ford Museum without a Model T on display!

519 S. Main St., Homer, LA 71040

It’s not easy to spot everything the Spotted Cat has to offer in one visit! You will find everything from vintage collectibles and sports memorabilia to seasoned cast iron skillets that make your cooking taste like grandma’s Sunday dinner. Don’t shop ‘til you drop, because you’ll want to walk downtown to see the courthouse square that once acted as the halfway point on the historic trading route between New Orleans and Natchitoches.

637 Creswell Ln., Opelousas, LA 70570

With its artistic and quirky atmosphere, the Grapevine Café charms you from the moment you walk in the door but the African and Creole dishes will keep you wanting more. Stick around for the live music from local and upcoming artists of all different genres. When you’ve had your fill, take a stroll and view the city courthouse that briefly served as the capital of Louisiana in 1830.

211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, LA 70346
Courthouse Charm Itinerary

Walk through the carriage house that’s still furnished with antique farm tools and equipment, as well as a horse-drawn hearse, and see the Native American exhibit featuring Poverty Point, and pre-Columbian pottery at the Snyder Museum and Art Center. Just down the road, you’ll find the courthouse square of a farm town that has never lost its small-town spirit.

1620 E. Madison Ave., Bastrop, LA 71220

Though you can’t beat a glass of southern sweet iced tea, Hazel’s Tea Parlor invites visitors to attend a proper tea party. Come hungry to sample soups and sandwiches that are sure to pair well with any flavor of tea you like. After, you can walk off your lunch and take in the Classical Revival architecture of the parish courthouse.

700 S. 3rd St., Leesville, LA 71446

Just a block away from the historic courthouse square lies the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, and there’s no better place to learn about the bayou than on the bayou. The museum features the unique culture, as well as the impact the marshlands have on the environment. If you drop by on a Tuesday, you’ll experience a local Cajun band as lagniappe!

7910 Park Ave, Houma, LA 70364
Plan your Louisiana Trip, but be sure to confirm with local businesses before you hit the road!
No Man’s Land

Did you know Louisiana once had its own Wild West? Complete with lawlessness and a little bit of danger!