One building dominates the park: the Perseverance Hall No. 4. Originally a Masonic Lodge, built around 1820, it is actually the oldest Masonic temple in Louisiana. During the early 1900s both black and white organizations rented the hall for concerts, dances, and recitals, making it the starting venue for many jazz musicians, thus its rightful place in the state park.
Visitors who come to the park have the chance to explore and immerse themselves in the history of this uniquely American style of music.