Louisiana Political Museum
& Hall of Fame
Visitors from all 50 states and 18 foreign countries have visited the Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame in Winnfield, Louisiana, the only one of its kind in the world.
The museum is housed in the historic L & A Railroad Depot (circa 1905), which was donated to the City of Winnfield by the L & A Railroad Company in 1988. After five years of hard work by many volunteers and others who donated labor, materials and finances to the project, the Louisiana Political Museum was opened on August 30, 1993, the date of Winnfield native and Louisiana political stalwart Huey P. Long’s 100th birthday.
Ten years later in 2003, the Museum was adopted into the Louisiana State Museum system, and its mission remains vital – to provide scholarly resources and showcase fascinating memorabilia of Louisiana’s legendary political affairs.
Since the opening of the Museum, over 170 individuals have been inducted into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame for their many achievements in and contributions to Louisiana politics.
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The Louisiana Political Museum & Hall of Fame is home to thousands of interesting pieces of Louisiana political history from the state’s earliest leaders up to present-day elected officials still serving in office. It also features items from political players who may have worked in less visible positions, but had important roles in shaping Louisiana politics.
Among our many attractions is a a 1951 Chevrolet sedan to the Museum that was originally owned by Louisiana Gov. Earl K. Long and used as his campaign car in the 1950s. The pale yellow and white sedan was outfitted with a high-powered speaker system for campaign activities, and it also appeared in the movie “Blaze,” which was filmed in and around Winn Parish, Long’s home area.