• Ride the train at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum
  • Arrive at your wedding by train at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum
  • Learn about the golden age of lumber at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum

Join us for the 3rd Annual Steam Up Fall Festival! The fun and festivities will take place on October 20 & 21, 2023, along with steam engine demonstrations at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum! Click on the banner image above for more details!

The Southern Forest Heritage Museum is a complex of historic buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places, preserved from an old sawmill in the beautiful piney woods of Long Leaf, Louisiana, 3 miles south of Forest Hill, south of the city of Alexandria on the edge of the Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area. In addition to being one of the nation’s most complete historic sawmill complexes with an extensive collection of steam-powered logging and milling equipment, the area is known for its significant contributions to World War II, in training, transportation, and manufacturing, and now houses an extensive collection of memorabilia from the timeframe. The Red River and Gulf Railroad line, born from a lumber tramway is also featured prominently, with rides available for visitors. There are also beautiful spaces for hosting your wedding or event! Contact us today!

Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 9am-4pm
Closed during major holidays. Check Museum News or Facebook for closures.

Museum Admission               Museum Grounds Map               Directions and Map

  •  Adults    $8.00
  •  Children 6 - 12    $5.00
  • Children 5 and under - Free

Train Tickets

  • $6.00 Per Person
  • Children 5 and under - Free


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