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Southern Forest Heritage Museum - Longleaf, Louisiana



Our mission at the Southern Forest Heritage Museum & Research Center is to provide educational opportunities to promote better understanding of the historic, cultural, and economic influences of the lumber industry of the early 20th century and to maintain one of the nation's most complete historic sawmill complexes with its extensive collection of steam-powered logging and milling equipment. 

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Our facilities include:

  • A full restored Sawmill
  • Planer Mill
  • Commissary
  • Post Office
  • Finish Lumber Shed
  • Civilian Conservation Corps Museum
  • Henry Hardtner House Museum
  • RR&G Railroad Engine House
  • RR&G Railroad Machine Shop
  • Restored and recreated portions of the Red River & Gulf Railroad
  • SFHM Offices
  • SFHM Research Center