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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
+1 318-357-3101
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We visited during home tour knowledgeable park docent gave us grand tour of Fort replica 200 yards... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George W
via mobile
Gem of a small museum!

A must see in Natchitoches; this museum is tended by lovng staff who have made many hand made items... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
+1 318-357-3101
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited during home tour knowledgeable park docent gave us grand tour of Fort replica 200 yards away Good 15 minute video worthwhile

Thank George W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see in Natchitoches; this museum is tended by lovng staff who have made many hand made items from pioneer days to add to the first diorama of a frontier family. The museum does a freat job of presenting the Cane River area history...More

Thank lovesitaly96
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit here, but it won't our last. If you're over 62 years old, it's free. Knowledgeable docents in the area to answer questions. Rooms included chapel, barracks, commander's quarters, etc. Some walking is required, but wheelchair assess also. Interesting museum exhibits...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

It was definitely not what is was expecting. It is very cheap and I can easily see why. After we had already paid the lady at the front desk had told us that the people in period the costumes were not there due to a...More

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We were in Natchitoches so I wanted to bring my daughter to the Fort, we visited a few different Forts in the past and have enjoyed them very much. When we arrived the front desk employee explained that they didn't have people in period costume...More

Thank g m
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Good sight to see and some cool history. I really don't recommend coming with teenagers as they get bored quickly.

Thank Carolina C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We took our 6 and 8 year old boys to the Fort, and they loved it. I think anyone that has a love of history will enjoy Fort St. Jean Baptiste. The video is very informative.

Thank Zien28
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Recreation of original fort. They had you a returnable booklet giving a map and historical data about what you were seeing. I found the map confusing and I wished this had better signage.

Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Welcoming building is very clean and informative. Walk back to the fort recreation is easy and there are several things to see along the way. The guides dressed in period clothing were very helpful and knowledgeable. The cannon display is always something fun. Easy and...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is very educational and fun. I love history and if you do too, then you should definitely check this out. They have it set up as part of an actual town

Thank Snoopy C
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29 August 2016|
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Response from TheNanna56 | Reviewed this property |
They will be open. Here's the phone number if you'd like to call. 1-888-677-7853