Istrouma Post is located in Livingston Parish, LA, 20 miles from the Historic Istrouma Bluff on the Mississippi River, which became the city of Baton Rouge. It is not a re-creation of any particular site, but rather “new” construction following the pattern of the French Colonial Post system used throughout the region from the Gulf Shores to Canada. In its infancy now, the crew is hard at work clearing land and sawing timber. Upon its completion, Istrouma Post will be a fully functional, self-sustaining, colonial Post. With its gardens and stock, it will provide food for the inhabitants, while its trade shops, blacksmith, rifle shop and tannery will specialize in the manufacturing of the goods necessary for living well in a hard environment. A sutlers store will be on site as well as a chapel for services. Living quarters for guests will be of the barracks type used by La Marine with a large camping area to handle the many that are expected for our twice yearly Living History Events. It’s our goal to see Istrouma Post grow into a gathering place for the men and women who make the world of “Living History” possible, as well as for those who simply wish to enhance their knowledge of their own history, their country and the region.
We’ll be keeping this page up to date with photos and information as it progresses so check back regularly. Can’t wait to see you there!