Gretna Historical Society Museum

Gretna Historical Museum Complex
Gretna Historical Museum Complex


209 Lafayette St.
Gretna LA 70053

Gretna Museum Complex has three Creole cottages, a working blacksmith shop, fire museum and an 1876 steam pumper.The Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop commemorates all blacksmith shops that were active during the 1800s. One can enjoy the artistry of the blacksmith as he demonstrates his craft. It is, however, a scheduled activity for group tours only. The public may enjoy this demonstration during the Spring Tour of Homes (by admission)The Louisiana State Fire Museum housed in the David Crockett Fire Company No. 1's 1859 firehouse, proudly displays its "pride and joy," an 1876 steam fire pumper that was pulled by men. The museum includes artifacts from around the State. Most importantly, it is the oldest, continuously active volunteer fire company in the United States.


  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Student Discount
General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Cash Only
  • Bus Parking
Areas (Louisiana Tour Guide)
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