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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457
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+1 318-357-3101
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Outstanding Historical Experience

Following the old El Camino Real NHT, we stopped there expecting just a small museum and were VERY impressed. The reconstruction of the original site and the costumed period... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelingBubba
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New Braunfels
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New Braunfels
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77 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following the old El Camino Real NHT, we stopped there expecting just a small museum and were VERY impressed. The reconstruction of the original site and the costumed period guides make for a truly interested experience.... we learned so much! Wonderful day out for the entire family.

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Lumberton, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recreation of what the fort would have looked like. Very informative narrators dressed in clothes of the period.

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

The Fort is near historic downtown and an nice way to spend the afternoon. We paid $4 each for 2 adult tickets. The entrance building has many exhibits and the staff was very helpful - along with clean restrooms, always a plus! The grounds is well-maintained and outside the summer months, it was an enjoyable walk. The Fort reconstruction was... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Gates were closed on a Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 pm; not very inviting. We had been hoping to finally see the fort, but not this time.

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Ringgold, Louisiana
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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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!!

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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.

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