Lafourche Live Oak Tour
The Lafourche Historic Live Oak Tour encapsulates the stories of the people, places, and events that the old oaks have witnessed. Our parish is fortunate to have many of its historic oak trees still alive and growing. More than 400 oaks in Lafourche Parish have been registered with the Live Oak Society as notable oaks.
More than 100 of the 400 oaks on tour are over a century old with some even more than 500 years of age. That means they were growing along Bayou Lafourche before Columbus set foot on the continent we now call “America.”
The Live Oak Tour also recognizes the role that these trees played in creating the unique sense of place that people associate with bayou life. It is a simple fact - living here just wouldn’t be the same without these elder trees dotting the landscape of Louisiana's Cajun Bayou.
The official Lafourche Live Oak Tour Map can be found: Here
Steeped in history, learn more about the cultural influence and journey of the Acadians and how they made the banks of Bayou Lafourche their home. Discover the cultural gumbo that defines Lafourche Parish and enjoy a fascinating array of exhibits, photographs, and artifacts that date back over 100 years ago. Afterwards, take a walk along the boardwalk where you may spot an alligator in the bayou.