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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 S Jefferson St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
Phone Number: 318 357 3101; 888 677 7853
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great learning experience for children

The fort is a very good place to learn history of the town and Louisiana !! They have a video that you watch that tells you about every thing and then there is the fort!! The way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Josh H
Ringgold, Louisiana
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Ringgold, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The fort is a very good place to learn history of the town and Louisiana !! They have a video that you watch that tells you about every thing and then there is the fort!! The way they have brought the fort back to life is awesome!! You really feel as if you are walking back in time when you... More 

Thank Josh H
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked here from our B & B through the old cemetery. The fee is very nominal and the lady there was very informative. You see the exhibits ans a film first and then walk to the fort via the woods. We met another staff member dressed in costume who was chopping wood and he was a fountain of all knowledge... More 

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Ft. Worth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Not open often in Sept. We drove by about 6 times before we found the gates open. Place was clean nice & welcoming. Ladies room was clean. We were given a book with info about the place. We viewed the place & then went outside to see the grounds. Very nice walking trail to see the Fort & the gentleman... More 

1 Thank Tyjak
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Our visiting guest had a 6 year old daughter. I was hoping she wouldn't find the excursion boring. She didn't! We had a wonderful time, and the staff is wonderful. They answer questions and explain things so interestingly. I'm going to take all my guest there from now on! A must see, even for those that aren't interested in history!

1 Thank TheNanna56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

I would highly recommend seeing this wonderful place, but bear in mind, it is so very hot in August!!

Thank Carrie J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Read all the positive reviews and drove down to visit only to find an extremely limited parking lot. We were pulling a trailer, so there was no way we could get in and out. If we are in the area without the trailer we will try again.

Thank Barbara W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is a must-see. It's interactive, innteresting, and unique. The staff is hands on and knowledgeable, plus, they really like their job, so they work to get you involved. It's a great way to learn about Natchitoches before you explore the city. Adult and kids will enjoy it. I've been there over 7 times with student groups and family.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Replica of fort that was built there when French landed. Inside museum with a detailed land map showing that different areas of Natchitoches. Guides for fort replica.

Thank Joy F
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was a really fun tour. We were fortunate enough to have a private tour, I guess we were there on a slow day, which was so awesome for us. The tour guide was dressed in traditional clothing and was so informative.

Thank Barbara Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My friends and I were surprised by this place,,,very good history lesson on the area there...the old fort was interesting and is in a beautiful area...well worth the stop

Thank mlady38

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