Attractions

Here in Downtown Ponchatoula, there is always something to do. We offer a wide variety of attractions that interest individuals of all ages! Check out our list below to learn more about the fun and exciting attractions we have in downtown!


Collinswood School Museum

101 E Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

(985) 386-2221

www.ponchatoula.com/museum.html

Gain insight about the history of Ponchatoula and the surrounding area at the Collinswood School Museum. The museum offers free admission, a sunny outdoor garden, antique quilts and furnishings, early household and Native-American artifacts, a pictorial and recorded history of the Louisiana cypress industry, and more!

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“The Conservationist” Sculpture

101 E Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

985-386-2221

www.ponchatoula.com/museum.html

While visiting the Collinswood Museum, check out the statue outside on the lawn entitled “The Conservationist.” This statue pays homage to our Native American ancestors. Native American culture played a very important role in the creation of our city. In fact, our city was originally named by Native Americans! Do to the hanging moss in the trees, the Native Americans called this area Ponchatoula, meaning “hanging hair.”


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“The Lesson” Sculpture

101 E Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

985-386-2221

www.ponchatoula.com/museum.html

Next to the locomotive across the street, you will find another beautiful sculpture! The sculpture, called “The Lesson,” shows a farmer and two young children sitting on a truck. The sculpture depicts a farmer teaching his young children how to properly stem a strawberry using a spoon. The young boy shown on the corner of the truck is Homer Chaney. The sculpture was created in Chaney’s honor. These two beautiful sculptures were created by W. Binnings.


Quilt square found at Millside Restaurant

Quilt square found at Millside Restaurant

The Louisiana Quilt Trail

146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

(985) 386-8815

https://www.louisianaquilttrail.com/ponchatoula-quilt-trail

A Quilt Trail is the exhibition of artistic interpretations (painted, mixed media, etc.) of quilt blocks outdoors on homes, businesses, sheds, fences, barns or on posts in the yard, field, pasture or flower bed. The Ponchatoula Trail is completely located in the south of Tangipahoa Parish. You'll travel through strawberry fields to the Tangipahoa line on the west, through the city of Ponchatoula and south to Manchac and the serene swamp landscape. See the website for a full list of locations on the Quilt Trail.


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The Locomotive

101 E Pine St., Ponchatoula, LA, 70454

985-386-2221

www.ponchatoula.com/museum.html

After visiting the Collinswood Museum, walk across the street to our historic locomotive. This locomotive was used by the Louisiana Cypress Lumber company in the early 1900s. The locomotive serves as a symbol of our past, paying homage to our history as a town built by the railroad.