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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone Number: 318 357 3101; 888 677 7853
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Natchitoches
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Alma, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great historical information a very good museum and films and a great view of rivers. Told of first sellers in 1700's and civil war era.

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Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice replica of the original fort, neat museum, and woodsy setting. The fort is very simple and basic with not alot of items to see like the plantations in the area, but still an enjoyable attraction. The film of Natchitoches history was good and the staff is great. We enjoyed watching some of their game camera films that were playing... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I visited this site with my family when they came from out of state. It was the perfect place for them to get a small glimpse of early life in Louisiana. The two guides working that the site were very knowledgeable and spent a good amount of time answering questions and explaining things in relation to other historic events. The... More 

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La.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It wasn't much to it, took about 15 minutes to see everything. Don't waste your time. It cost to get it, it should be free.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Re-creation of a very interesting little fort. We had no idea of any of the local history since we had never been to this part of Louisiana before. It turns out to be quite interesting. We spent a nice couple of hours touring the fort, going on a short tour, and learning the local history.

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Austin, Texas
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60 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Fort St. Jean Baptiste is a must see for history buffs. The museum has some nice exhibits and a film that highlight the history of the French occupation of this area. In addition, employees of the museum have built a great reconstruction of the fort only about 200 yards from the museum. While we were there, they had two... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this is an awesome place to tour and learn about. i been goin here since i was a teenager and ive always loved it

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Palestine, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The interior museum is enjoyable and informative but the tour of the fort replication is great. The rangers are very knowledgeable and love to answer your questions. I ended up getting the tour with a girl scout troop and the rangers worked really well with the girls.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I enjoyed the guided tour of the reconstructed fort by a park official. The tour guide helped make the history come alive. The indoor museum is adequate, and the guided tour is the best.

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Jasper, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well...they were having a re-enactment of the attack on Fort Jean Baptiste. It was the major thing we wanted to take our grandkids to see. We arrived 5 minutes before it started and as we started down the path to the stands...they called us back and would not let us go. They had decided to start a few minutes early... More 

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