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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

155 S Jefferson St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
+1 318-357-3101
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Unknown American History

I think my HS spent a couple of hours on the Louisiana purchase. Basically, I learned that It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony P
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Very informative

We had fun wandering the rebuilt fort (original was across the street and no longer there). Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sandra S
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Dallas, Texas
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155 S Jefferson St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
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+1 318-357-3101
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"nice stop"
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"nice walk"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think my HS spent a couple of hours on the Louisiana purchase. Basically, I learned that It dramatically increased the US landmass, the French generally got along with native tribes, the French had a lot of trappers and traders. That was it, other than...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun wandering the rebuilt fort (original was across the street and no longer there). Very knowledgeable guide in funny time period uniform. We were the only ones so he followed us around and answered all kinds of questions and gave good info.

Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This little museum and old fort made for a nice stop. We learned a little history of the area and also how to correctly pronounce the name of the town. There is a short video and tour guides to answer any questions. The fort was...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We spent well over an hour here, There is a very informative video to watch and the staff were well informed and really friendly, I would heartily recommend a visit.

1  Thank Lynne K
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum with interesting grounds. Learned more about the Caddo Nation and the Natchitoches Indians during our visit. Friendly people, but a more organized “tour” might’ve been appreciated. The fort itself is not original, but it is based on sketches from it’s older days....More

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This is a good place to start your study of Louisiana history because this was the first European outpost. The gentleman dressed in period costume that was wandering the fort was a wealth of information. The ladies inside the building could have been a little...More

Thank IBurnEasy
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We took the tour and the staff only followed if you requested. they were so interesting and informed. I lived in LA my whole life and never knew this amazing story of our history.

Thank Teesha504
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Was very enjoyable and something that surprised us. Returning after many year I n very knew how much work was put into the old Fort. Was enjoyable and informative.

Thank JL_Bert
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was so cool to see this Fort. It was a great step back in time. We had fun throwing the Ax. I'm so glade places like this still are still around. You have to pay to tour but its not bad at all. Wished...More

Thank Crystal J
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great staff, friendly, welcoming and informative. The grounds were immaculate and the guides were friendly and informative. They gave a good background on historical development and how the French, Spanish and Natchitoches tribes associated with one another. They also explained Louisiana's Code Noire and how...More

Thank hebertcj
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They will be open. Here's the phone number if you'd like to call. 1-888-677-7853
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