Committed to telling the story of Louisiana during the war and the part taken by her sons
Our Museum is open from Wednesday thru Saturday from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM. We are closed for all National Holidays.
The grounds at Camp Moore are open 7 days a week from daylight to dusk for pedestrians. You are welcome to walk the grounds and take our self-guided walking tour. Please respect the grounds and leave them in the same condition you found them.
Camp Moore was the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana and the only one in the United States still open to the public. Opened in May 1861 as a site to organize, train and disperse soldiers from Louisiana to all points of the Confederacy, it saw as many as 35,000 men cross this ground and then on to places such as Shiloh, Sharpsburg, Manassas, Malvern Hill, Franklin, Atlanta, Mobile, Chattanooga, Cedar Creek, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Spottsylvania, Murfreesboro, Mansfield, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, Port Republic and Petersburg, to name a few. These sons of Louisiana fought in most every major and many minor battles for four long years in the South's bid to attain independence. Visit where their epic journey in time began, Camp Moore.
Camp Moore Museum and Cemetery
Site of the Largest Confederate Training Camp in Louisiana
How to Get Here
We are located 75 miles north of New Orleans or 25 miles north of Hammond, LA. Take I-55 from Hammond north for 25 miles, Take exit 57 and follow the signs for 1.5 miles to Camp Moore. We are actually located 3/4 mile north of the position shown on MapQuest on Hwy. 51.
P. O. Box 25
Tangipahoa, LA 70465
Covid - 19 Update:
Due to the Covid-19 Virus, we have had to implement government mandated standards for visitation. Under the current mandate, we require all volunteers to have face masks when in the museum. Visitors are encouraged to use their own masks.
Damage to Camp Moore from Hurricane Ida - 29 August 2021
Fortunately the damage was restricted to the grounds. The museum and cemetery came through just fine. We have 3 large trees down and many limbs. We will be many weeks cleaning up from this storm so if you are able and can assist in any way, we could use the help, probably every Saturday for the foreseeable future. The museum will be closed until we get power and water back at the least. We will notify via this medium.