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  • * Group Experiences in Shreveport-Bossier

    Shreveport-Bossier is  home to six new behind-the-scenes and hands-on tours at local attractions. The new group tours have been designed to be special, one-of-a-kind experiences that can’t be done anywhere but Shreveport-Bossier. Every tour is interactive and will surprise and delight visitors with elements such as taste-testing rose food products to walking in the footsteps of music legends like Elvis Presley. 

    Tour prices range from $10 per person to $35. A group tour can book one or several experiences directly with the attraction. 

    To pair the experience with a hotel stay, contact Erica Howard, group sales manager at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau at 800-551-8682 ext.104 or

    Read about the group experiences.

    Group Experiences in Shreveport-Bossier

    Various locations in Shreveport-Bossier
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 222-9391
  • Antioch Baptist Church

    Founded in 1866. This church is the oldest African-American Baptist congregation in Shreveport. Present building completed in 1903. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    1057 Texas Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 222-7090
    (318) 222-5738
  • Caddo Parish Courthouse

    The Caddo Parish Courthouse dates back to 1926 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Courthouse is unique with its Rosetta marble wall, floors of pink and gray Tennessee marble bordered in Belgian black marble. Bronze lamps hang gracefully from the ceiling and bronze torches line the marble walls stand as a historical monument in the midst of Downtown Shreveport.

    To arrange a tour of our historic courthouse for your group or organization contact Tammy Patterson at (318) 226-6801.

    501 Texas Ave.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana

    In 1839, Shreveport was an unruly river community. Commerce radiated from the riverfront of what is now downtown. The first Episcopal congregation gathered in an unfinished store on the riverfront, and The Rt. Rev. Leonidas Polk, Bishop of Arkansas, Indian Territory, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, celebrated the Eucharist, even as he was threatened by rowdy dock workers who wanted no organized religion invading their town. In the coming years, the parish of St. Mark’s was formed and chartered, with its first place of worship built at the corner of Market and Fannin Streets. The Civil War left the little building in poor repair, and in 1905 the parish of St. Mark’s moved to their new building at the junction of Cotton Street and Texas Avenue. The people of St. Mark’s worshiped in this building almost 50 years before moving to their present location on Fairfield Avenue in 1954.

    Believing the Church should continue to have a presence and ministry in the “inner city,” 126 people of St. Mark’s bought the building on Cotton Street and formed The Church of the Holy Cross in 1954.

    As the downtown area continued to decline in population and commerce, the Episcopal Church has responded to a call to minister to those people who have made their homes in the neighborhood: homeless people and indigent people with HIV-AIDS. Today our primary ministry is to our homeless neighbors, serving them in Holy Cross’ day shelter, Hope House. Holy Cross is designated a Jubilee Ministry of The Episcopal Church.

    We continue to partner with others in our community to serve the poorest of the poor in our community of Shreveport and Bossier City.

    875 Cotton St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 222-3325
  • Davis Homeplace

    This home dates back to 1916, with the original furniture, lighting pieces, working oil lamps, working transoms, push button lights, and pocket doors. By appointment only.
    804 Wilkinson St
    Shreveport, LA 71104
    (318) 221-3881
    (318) 221-4641
  • Heritage Village

    See how people at the turn of the century lived. Tour the old Hughes House, school house, log cabin and much more. Tours are by appointment only. 
    414 Sibley St
    Benton, LA 71006
    (318) 965-9166
  • Historic Caddo Lake Drawbridge

    The Caddo Lake Drawbridge will turn 100 years old in 2014. In 1914, as modes of transportation progressed, the significance of the bridge illustrates the unique "Vertical Lift" design which allows the entire center span to lift to vertical direction to allow tall oil equipment to pass through. This landmark is the last surviving Waddell vertical-lift bridge in Louisiana. Listed on National Register of Historic Places.
    500 N Croom St
    Mooringsport, LA
    (318) 929-2806
    (318) 929-3718
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church

    Oldest church in Shreveport. Romanesque revival design with main altar of Italian marble gives feeling of European cathedrals. More than 60 stained glass windows. National Register of Historic Places.
    315 Marshall St.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 221-5990
    (318) 221-3545
  • Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter Statue

    Huddie Ledbetter, better known to the music world as “Lead Belly” was from Mooringsport, La. and was accomplished musician. He could play the guitar, the accordion, mandolin and piano. His music still has a great influence on some of the greatest artists of today. There is a statue of him located on Texas Street in downtown Shreveport.

    416 Texas Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
  • Logan Mansion

    The Logan Mansion, a magnificent 1897 Queen Anne Victorian home, offers a narrated tour complete with ghost stories. $10 per person. Tours by appointment only. Special holiday tours offer for Halloween and Christmas.
    725 Austin Pl
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 459-2285
  • Oakland Cemetery

    Oakland Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The earliest tombstone dates back to 1842. At least 16 Shreveport mayors and 1,000 Confederate soldiers are buried there.
    1000 Milam St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 673-7895
  • Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

    The venue is well-known for its superior acoustics. It features seating for more than 3,000, a 6,300-square-foot arena, 54-foot proscenium arch, catering/concession areas, and box office services. Completely renovated in 2014.
    705 Elvis Presley Ave
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 841-4000
  • Shreveport Railroad Museum

    Showcases the history of railroads in and around Shreveport since 1860. Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.
    142 N. Common Street
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 797-8008
    (318) 631-9164
  • Shreveport Water Works Museum

    This National Historic Landmark was built in 1887. This was the nation's last operating steam-powered water works when the steam engines were retired in 1980.
    142 N. Common St
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    (318) 221-3388
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