Ascension Parish
A Mix of History and Culture

Over 500 years define the history of the site of Ascension Parish; a site historically identified by the important junction of the Mississippi River and Bayou Lafourche.

Today, Ascension Parish is a true American treasure. It is the ‘Gateway’ to a glorious and sublime portrait of time and people spanning more than five centuries. Nestled right between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish is an immense collection of diverse histories. Where names such as Gonzales, Sorrento and Donaldsonville reflect the story of a blended cultural past. Where Caribbean rhythms overlap with jazz, blues, and plantation European parlor music. Where soul food merges with Creole cuisine. Where art, agriculture and industry meld to echo yesterday and today.