We are available by appointment on Sundays for tours of historic Clinton, Louisiana using either a pony cart for one passenger or our pony wagon for up to three passengers. Please call us at 225-301-0515 for booking information.
Dixie heads west along St. Helena Street toward the Courthouse Square and our carriage stand during one of the monthly Community Market Days a couple years ago. Clinton's Market Day is one of the oldest in the area and is held on the first Saturday of every month and twice a month during the months of November, and December and February. Exhibitors from throughout Louisiana and Mississippi set up booths offering a wide variety of homemade crafts, jewelry, collectibles, plants, produce, antiques, honey, woodwork, furniture, food items like boudin, barbeque, snowballs, preserves, pickled eggs and more. - Photo by Carol Shirley
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P.O. Box 272
Clinton, LA 70722
Clinton, Louisiana was founded in 1824 to serve as the parish seat for the newly created East Feliciana Parish when old Feliciana Parish was split into two - East and West Feliciana. Jackson, the original Feliciana Parish seat is just about 12 miles west on LA HWY 10.
Clinton was the scene of at least two officially reported skirmishes during the War Between the States, and a Confederate encampment was located at the northern end of Church Street.
The Clinton-Port Hudson Railroad depot and other buildings were burned by Union Col. Benjamin Grierson's Raiders as they headed down to Baton Rouge from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Skirmishes took place to the east and to the southwest of town on two different occasions.
Various buildings including a college for women were used as hospitals for both Confederate and Union troops.
Today, Clinton is a quiet country town filled with architectural gems from the colonial, antebellum and Victorian eras. The East Feliciana Courthouse and Lawyers' Row are designated as Landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places. Several churches and private residences are also on the National Register.
Clinton boasts shops, restaurants and a bed & breakfast to make your visit interesting and enjoyable. Historic Jackson is also is filled with quaint shops, and has an extensive historic district, a couple B&Bs and a museum. Jackson was also the scene of at least two Civil War skirmishes.