TEMPORARY CLOSURE PLAQUEMINE LOCKS HISTORIC SITE: Effective 12/22/21, the Plaquemine Lock Historic Site is closed for maintenance due to a recent power outage. The work is projected to last three weeks and the site will resume operations as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. For further information, please contact our Iberville Visitors Center at (225) 687-5198.
The Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, commemorates an early example of hydraulic engineering design and the historic significance of Bayou Plaquemine, an important navigable waterway that was once a distributary of the Mississippi River. Bayou Plaquemine served as a vital waterway from the Mississippi River to the interior of Louisiana during the 1800s and into the mid 1900s. Because of its importance both as a major transportation route and a force for economic prosperity, Congress authorized the construction of a lock here in the late 1800s.
Now a state-designated historic site, it includes a lock house museum and visitors center operated by Iberville Parish Tourism Department. Their talented and knowledgeable staff is more than happy to give recommendations for local dining and attractions. Admission is free and group tours are available by appointment.
- Group Tours