Germantown Colony and Museum tells the story of settlers led by count and countess von Leon. The small Germantown cemetery at this site that preserves the remnants of its early settlers will excite you with its remarkable history. The dogrot style of architecture at this museum is worth mentioning. This place will charm you with smokehouse and blacksmith workshop. This place features some of the historical buildings such as the countess’ house and artefacts of the settlements along with some replicas. Germantown Colony and Museum informs you about the ways adopted by the early settlers to lead their life.
How to Reach Germantown Colony Museum
- Rented car/taxi
Germantown Colony Museum Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful grounds. Interesting museum and buildings. The tour guide is very knowledgeable.
This place is perfect. A beautiful representation of a 19th century German commune in the countryside of northwest Louisiana. The person who runs it is an absolute gem, very knowledgeable on the history of the Germantown colony. The scene is very picturesque, with the old 19th century structures against a background of pasture and pine forest. It is very well run and maintained, and am definitely looking forward to another visit to this beautiful site!
Friendly director. Lots of personal attention. The colony has an interesting story. Museum is free. Contribute to its foundation! Needs the assistance of an historic restoration professional.
Very nice place. Good tour and shows the story of a magnificent people.
Fun and unexpected bit of history in northern Louisiana. I am a German speaker so I enjoyed being able to read the books and papers in the museum. We were the only visitors at the time so we got undivided attention and lots of explanations.