The Louisiana Maneuvers Military Museum is a quite, often bypassed gem in the rough. The museum proper has been in existence 20 years. Housed in a replica WWII barracks, located on Camp Beauregard, Pineville, La the museum pays tribute to service members and civilians of Louisiana, with portions of the collections dating back to Colonial Louisiana.
The initial Ground Breaking ceremony was conducted on Saturday, December 9, 1995. Contents of the museum, however, can be traced back to a display that was located in the famous Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, La. When the Hotel came under new management the display was scheduled for disassembly. MG Ansel Stroud, The Louisiana National Guard Adjutant General at the time, was approached and asked if Camp Beauregard would consider hosting a site for a museum that would cover the famous Louisiana Maneuvers in addition to recognizing past and future operations of our military forces. MG Stroud agreed and a plan was set into motion.