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Rebel State Historic Site is located approximately 25 miles west of Natchitoches on La. 1221. Interstate travelers should take the Natchitoches/Many exit and head west to Robeline then turn onto La. 120 to Marthaville. The site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years) and features the Louisiana Country Music Museum, an amphitheater and picnic area. Admission to the museum is $2 per person . Schools groups, Church groups, Children ( 3 and under) and seniors (62 and over) are admitted free.

Home of the Louisiana Country

Music Museum and the

Resting Place of the Unknown Confederate Soldier

Phone: 1-888-677-3600


Rebel State Historic Site

1260 Hwy 1221

Marthaville, LA   71450

Phone: 1-888-677-3600

Fax: 318-472-9317

E-mail:[email protected]

Example Spring Festival Calendar (Friday/Saturday)

12:00 p.m.

Spring festival begins with the opening of foods and arts and crafts vendors

7:00 p.m.

7 th Annual Harmonica Contest

Harmonicas will be awarded to 1 st , 2 nd , & 3 rd place winners. Check-in by 6:30 p.m.


9:00-10:25   "Tunes and Techniques for Mountain Dulcimers" Presented by Peggy Carter

10:35-12:00 "Beyond Melody for Hammer Dulcimers" Presented by Peggy Carter

10:45 a.m .   Jodonna Hardy-vocalist/guitarist

11:30 a.m .    Sarah Barrett-vocalist

12:15 a.m.    Celeste and Justin Bolton -vocalist/drumist

1:00 p.m.     Hog-calling Contest

1:45 p.m .     Larry Taylor-vocalist/guitarist

2:30 p.m.     Jennifer Honeycutt-vocalist

3:00 p.m .     Dulcimer Contest Registration

3:30 p.m .     Dulcimer Contest-Mountain

4:30 p.m.     Dulcimer Contest-Hammer

All programs are subject to change.

Come and enjoy the food, the fun, the friends and the festivities at the 5th Annual Rebel Spring Festival . The festivities will begin on April 28 at noon, with an assortment of food and arts and crafts on the grounds. At 7 p.m. , the 7th Annual Rebel Harmonica Contest will kick off the weekend music celebration. On Saturday, we will have musical performances throughout the day, a hog calling contest and a dulcimer workshop and contest. So, bring the family and plan to have lots of fun!


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