Southern Forest Heritage Museum Historic Sawmill

Long Leaf Mill

The Southern Forest Heritage Museum and Research Center provides an insight into the amazing era of lumber in our nation's history with the most complete historic sawmill complex in the South. Part of the Crowell & Spencer Lumber Company (eventually known as the Crowell Lumber Industries), the mill at Long Leaf consisted of a Planer Mill, Power Plant, Roundhouse, Machine Shop, Car Knocker, Fuel house, Sawmill, Turbine, Power House and two Dry Kilns. The museum boasts of an extensive collection of steam-powered logging and milling equipment that was left here at the mill after closing or donated to be preserved. Each building is filled with various equipment, such as the McGiffert Log Loader, Clyde Log Skidder, Clyde Double Dum-cable Outhaul Log Skidder, Corliss Steam Engine, and much more!

Come see the golden age of the lumber industry in Louisiana and learn about sustainable forestry practices continued today! 

Southern Forest Heritage Museum Sawmill
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum
Southern Forest Heritage Museum