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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone Number: 318 357 3101; 888 677 7853
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Historical interest

We are huge history buffs and decided to go to Nachitoches for the day. We learned so much at the Fort that related to my Family history. My 10th great grandfather, Noel Soileau... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carl-N-SimoneWolfe
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are huge history buffs and decided to go to Nachitoches for the day. We learned so much at the Fort that related to my Family history. My 10th great grandfather, Noel Soileau, was a shopkeeper in the Fort in Natchez back in the 1720's, which was the same timeframe as this fort. They really were able to bring my... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were so glad we went to the Fort St. Jean Baptiste, it really gave us a perspective of what life was like in the early settlements. The guides went above and beyond to answer questions and tell us interesting details of the history of the area, plus the fort is a walk through glimpse into the past. We would... More 

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Thank Texans2Go
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Truly enjoyed visiting the fort. The tour guides are well informed and interacted with us. All throughout the fort we learned about life on the frontier. Very interesting for entire family. The family ranged in age from 5-65. Enjoyed our visit! We will go back!

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Thank Hardintravels
Vidor, Texas
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112 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Drove from Texas to see the area including this fort. Walked to the door, nothing was posted stating that it was closed, people were inside, and we pulled the door and it was locked. It stated open at 9:00 and it was 9:45 am. Walked down the front porch and saw another person inside who saw us. They kept working... More 

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Thank wmcbryde21
New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Very nice staff, fun to do for an hour, was a replica and thought it was ok. Didn't take very long to go through the site.

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Thank Rosalinde S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Having grown up in this area, I actually learned the my family name has ties to the first settlers to the area in the early 1700's. You can get a great hisory of the settlement in the Visitors Center and the see an actual full size replica of the fort afterwards. Whether you are from Louisiana or just passing through,... More 

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Thank glenn v
Kirkland, Washington
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here and learned a great deal in a short period of time about the French fort on the Cane river and the interactions with the Spanish, the natives, and the Americans.. The replica fort is an amazing copy of the original... Don't forget to watch the short movie in the visitor center.

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Thank Don H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

To see how people lived two hundred years ago is well worth the $4.00 we both paid to see the grounds and fort. We went on a Wednesday and had the place all to ourselfs. Bring your kids here and let them run around in the fort and have fun.

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Thank Steven W
Flower Mound, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Fort St. Jean Baptiste has a terrific history. Any history buff will want to make sure they visit this fort.

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Thank Duane F
Rockport, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We enjoyed the walk from downtown to the fort. The fort was interesting and the the grounds were lovely. Highly recommend.

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