Southern Forest Heritage Museum - Longleaf, Louisiana



We are a 501c3 organization, a non-profit entity. Our mission at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum & Research Center is to provide educational opportunities to promote better understanding of the historic, cultural, and economic influences of the lumber industry of the early 20th century and to maintain one of the nation's most complete historic sawmill complexes with its extensive collection of steam-powered logging and milling equipment. The Southern Forest Heritage Museum was placed on the National Register of Historic Places  in 1995 and was elevated to the National Level of Significance in 2008

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Our facilities include:

  • A full restored Sawmill
  • Planer Mill
  • Commissary
  • Post Office
  • Finish Lumber Shed
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Henry Hardtner House Museum
  • RR&G Railroad Engine House
  • RR&G Railroad Machine Shop
  • Restored and recreated portions of the Red River & Gulf Railroad
  • SFHM Offices
  • SFHM Research Center

Current Museum News

The first event of 2021 for the SFHM will be on April 23rd from 10 AM to 12 PM

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