For more information on Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip, please contact:
Fort Jackson Museum and Welcome Center
Address: 38039 Highway 23, Buras, LA 70041
The following photo pictures The De La Salle Monument in southern Plaquemines Parish pays tribute to the second expedition of French explorer René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. He was the first European to travel the length of the Mississippi River, reaching its mouth in modern-day Plaquemines Parish in April 1682. There he claimed all of the land drained by the Mississippi River for France.