[Culture & Travel]
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St. James Parish
in beautiful Louisiana.
Culture and Traveler's Guide
Visit St. James Historical Society Museum, a small turn-of-the-century pharmacy in Lutcher
where tourist information is available, along with antiques and pictures from the past. On the
grounds you will find an old Post Office, locomotive, train station, 800-year-old sinker
cypress log, Blacksmith Shop, and more. Lost somewhere in the beautiful and glorious history of
St. James Parish
is when, where and why a bayou called Bayou des Acadiens became Blind River.
Laura, a Creole plantation and American Home of Br'er Rabbit, was built in 1805 on the Great
River Road. Oak Alley Plantation, the South's most beautiful setting, begins with its
spectacular trees, twenty-eight sheltering oaks over 250 years old. Lighting bonfires in St.
James Parish on Christmas Eve has been a tradition since the 1880s. Our annual Festival of the
Bonfires is the second weekend in December.
For more information, contact:
River Parishes Tourist Commission.
Louisiana Office of Tourism.
Area Culture and Traveler's Guide, with a Tour
Listings for Travelers: Attractions, Dining, Lodging and More
Geography and Statistics
- Our population is 20879 people in 6934 households.
- The land area is 246.1 square miles (157535 acres);
the water area is 11.7 square miles (7463 acres).
- St. James Parish is located at latitude 30.03 degrees North, longitude 90.80 degrees West.
- More Census Information and Mapping
Come visit, we'll make it worth your while.
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