Burr Ferry Civil War Breastworks, 1864

Come and enjoy Vernon Parish, Louisiana's Legend Country.

The Civil War Breastworks at Burr Ferry were erected during the Civil War to protect Texas from invasion. They are one of the few remaining earthen fortifications in Louisiana and the only Civil War site in Vernon Parish. This site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it is on Louisiana’s Civil War Trail. It is the only known surviving example of “tetes de pont” or head of bridge, a design element for defending roads leading to river crossings. It is open to the public and has a pavilion with picnic tables and grills. More information on the Scenic Byway sites nearby. See more about the Red River Campaign in Louisiana.

Hwy 8
Burr's Ferry