• Longleaf Depot at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum
  • Ride the train at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum
  • Arrive at your wedding by train at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum
  • Learn about the golden age of lumber at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum

The Southern Forest Heritage Museum is a complex of historic buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places, preserved from an old sawmill in the beautiful piney woods of Long Leaf, Louisiana, 3 miles south of Forest Hill, south of the city of Alexandria on the edge of the Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area. In addition to being one of the nation’s most complete historic sawmill complexes with an extensive collection of steam-powered logging and milling equipment, the area is known for its significant contributions to World War II, in training, transportation, and manufacturing, and now houses an extensive collection of memorabilia from the timeframe. The Red River and Gulf Railroad line, born from a lumber tramway is also featured prominently, with rides available for visitors. There are also beautiful spaces for hosting your wedding or event! Contact us today!

Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 9am-4pm
Closed during major holidays. Check Museum News or Facebook for closures.

Museum Admission               Museum Grounds Map               Directions and Map

  • $5 Per Person
  • Children 5 and under - Free

Train Tickets

  • $5 Per Person
  • Children 5 and under - Free

Train Schedule - Train departs from the Commissary at:

  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM

Current Museum News

Mask Madate in Effect on August 4th, 2021 at SFHM. 

1st Annual Long Leaf Steam-Up Event Oct. 23-24, 2021

Sadly, train rides on the Doodlebug, M-4, will not be available for awhile as routine track maintenance has revealed some issues that will take some time to rectify. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

SFHM Calendar                SFHM News Updates