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Southern Forest Heritage Museum

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one of a kind

It's a step back in time well preserved and unique in the US now. It is picturesque and located... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2015
Alexandria, Louisiana

I didn't down rate this as far I felt like, because the property is still neat. this was my fourth... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2015
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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25 Feb 2016
“Need to join 21st Century ”
19 May 2015
“one of a kind”
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77 Long Leaf Rd, Longleaf, LA 71448-5000
+1 318-748-8404
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Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a day trip from Texas to visit but were unable to tour. This place is cash only and the tour was $10.00 ea even though the website said $8.00. Building was locked when we arrived at 9:30am and unheated. A...More

5  Thank LCMAN61
Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a step back in time well preserved and unique in the US now. It is picturesque and located only a little off of the beaten path.It is time travel into the old southern forests and timber mills. Well run and also great for weddings...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2015

I didn't down rate this as far I felt like, because the property is still neat. this was my fourth visit over the years and i remember when they had enthusiastic, friendly, knowledgeable tour guides. now the woman who seemed to be there, didn't even...More

7  Thank llittle
SFHeritageMuseum, Trustee at Southern Forest Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2015

Mr. Little, I am sorry that you found your visit to our museum to be disappointing compared to your prior visits. And I apologize that it has taken so long to respond to your review on TripAdvisor. We had lost the ability to manage our...More

Reviewed May 21, 2014

I visited the Southern Forest Heritage Museum and I loved every second of exploring and discovery. It was great to try to figure out how each element in the process worked. There are belts running in every direction which were powered by a steam engine....More

1  Thank Sewtex
Reviewed March 14, 2014

This museum is like a ghost industry site. The saw mill still has the saw blades in place - it looks like the workers just walked away close to 50 years ago. Some of the equipment with some TLC could probably work again. A number...More

1  Thank travelsbyrail
Reviewed December 2, 2013

The museum is south of Alexandria at Longleaf La - a little tricky to find but well worth it. Take a location hat had its own company town, lumber mills, railroad, etc and walk away from it 50 years ago, that's what you see and...More

6  Thank opadett
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was a fantastic Side trip! We gained a complete understanding of the logging interest and a history lesson about industrialism in America. Guide is the son of a man who used to work here and his stories and insight about this place made it...More

5  Thank Rick N
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The Southern Forest Heritage Museum is a great place for visitors of all ages. It has lots of history that will appeal to adult visitors. A visit to the museum is like going back in time. The mill is basically unchanged since it shut down...More

3  Thank Julesfromlc
Reviewed October 19, 2011

my kids loved this place they wanted to stay longer to see more of it but you know that time run short and we had to leave but cant wait to go back next year i just loved it all

4  Thank Monica B
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Mike T
September 9, 2017|
Response from SouthernForestMuseum | Property representative |
Mike, we are now open Wednesday through Saturday 9-4. The train runs at 10:30 and 2:00, weather permitting. Call the office at 318-748-8404 if you need more info. Thanks!