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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
+1 318-357-3101
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Nice little museum with interesting grounds. Learned more about the Caddo Nation and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Emily L
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Lufkin, Texas
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This is a good place to start your study of Louisiana history because this was the first European... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
IBurnEasy
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Pella, Iowa
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155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
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"small museum"
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"original site"
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"answer questions"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"nice walk"
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"inside the building"
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"interesting visit"
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"nominal fee"
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"explaining things"
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"minute video"
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"walk around"
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"fort st jean"
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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.

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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.

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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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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A great learning experience about the beginning of Natchitoches. The fort built to scale with people to answer questions and inform you of how the people lived within the walls of the fort. 15 minute video inside the information center. Very informative.

Thank michella0527
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

A knowledgable and friendly staff. A great value for the price. The theater room was a great addition to the tour

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 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
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

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

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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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