Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site

Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site

  • Location: 135 Riverfront St., Pineville, LA 71360

Project Planning


Parish: Rapides

Acreage: 103

Established: 2010                          


Features: Daily tours, museum/historic buildings, historic and/or nature programs, picnic areas, hiking trails

Tourism Region (Marketing): Crossroads


Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site includes the remains of Bailey’s Dam. This dam allowed for the Union Fleet, under the command of Admiral David Porter, to escape below the rapids on the Red River during the Union retreat after the Battle of Mansfield. The site also includes a visitor center, an elevated boardwalk, and a field for Civil War re-enactments.


FY 2019: 9,622

FY 2018: 9,810

FY 2017: 10,722