Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site Reopens
Recently I visited the south Louisiana city of Plaquemine, which is located in Iberville Parish along the Mississippi River.
I was in town for the reopening of the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site. Plaquemine reminds me of childhood; I remember coming to visit my grandmother here every Sunday. We would drive in from across the river in Baton Rouge, and I would await the sound of crossing over the Plaquemine Lock. The Lock was in use from 1909 to 1961, providing a shortcut from the Mississippi River to Louisiana’s interior. Today, the Lockhouse serves as a museum, visitor center and an all-around great place to visit.
Plaquemine is a great place to spend the day. For more information on Plaquemine and other tourism opportunities, explore www.Louisianatravel.com.