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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
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+1 318-357-3101
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Historical Tour

Learned a lot about the area and Creole history. It was a nice walk to the fort, transportation is provided for those who cannot walk that far.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Robyn A
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Learned a lot about the area and Creole history. It was a nice walk to the fort, transportation is provided for those who cannot walk that far.

Thank Robyn A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this very much! They have a museum and a very good DVD presentation on the history of the Fort and local people of the area. They have a reconstruction of the original fort made from blueprints found in France. Awesome, and they have people dressed in period clothing explaining things. It was a beautiful day, when I went,... More 

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting! A must see! Will be back to explore more and spend a little more time. Very well maintained!

Thank Denise W
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great reconstruction of fort, tour guide was interesting and informative. Site in great condition and a easy walk

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's a self guided tour with a booklet they give you. The price is really affordable, especially since I was doing a Stay-cation. the Lady at the front Desk was very friendly and pleasant. It's not a far walk to the Fort. There are small area's on the way that were for show. maybe during the year they have a... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to catch up on a bit of our history! If you haven't visited this place it is a must see if you are in the area.

Thank sissiemcclure
New Braunfels
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Following the old El Camino Real NHT, we stopped there expecting just a small museum and were VERY impressed. The reconstruction of the original site and the costumed period guides make for a truly interested experience.... we learned so much! Wonderful day out for the entire family.

1 Thank TravelingBubba
Lumberton, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Recreation of what the fort would have looked like. Very informative narrators dressed in clothes of the period.

Thank Debbie D
Dongducheon, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Fort is near historic downtown and an nice way to spend the afternoon. We paid $4 each for 2 adult tickets. The entrance building has many exhibits and the staff was very helpful - along with clean restrooms, always a plus! The grounds is well-maintained and outside the summer months, it was an enjoyable walk. The Fort reconstruction was... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Gates were closed on a Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 pm; not very inviting. We had been hoping to finally see the fort, but not this time.

1 Thank Dave C

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