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Melrose Plantation
Melrose Plantation
Owner description: Melrose Plantation is an Antebellum historic house museum located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. We invite you to discover the two-hundred year history of the beautiful... more Owner description: Melrose Plantation is an Antebellum historic house museum located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. We invite you to discover the two-hundred year history of the beautiful Melrose Plantation. The birth of a slave, Marie Therese Coincoin, and her ten Franco-African children with Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer became the legacy of the Isle Brevelle Creole Community. Descendants of the Metoyer family live along Cane River today, a people proud of their heritage and culture. Come realize the impact of the American Civil War and reconstruction on Cane River and the survival of a southern plantation along with the establishment of the Melrose freedman school by Fanny Hertzog. Explore the wonders of the early 20th Century Melrose artists' retreat founded by Carmelite Garrett Henry and follow the discovery of Clementine Hunter, one-time Melrose cook, as she emerged to become Louisiana's most celebrated primitive artist. (Click here for an update on the Clementine Hunter African House murals.) A National Historic Landmark, Melrose Plantation contains nine historic buildings including the African House, Yucca House, Weaving Cabin, Bindery and the Big House. A collection of work by world famous African American folk artist Clementine Hunter is available for viewing, including her popular African House Murals. Melrose Plantation is a Historic Site of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Cane River Creole National Historical Park(Natchez)
Attractions at this historical park include the land and buildings of the Oakland and Magnolia plantations.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; National Parks
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Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store
Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store(Natchitoches)
Owner description: I have many Great Interior Pictures of this Actual General Store that Dates Back to 1863. Located on Scenic Cobble Stone Street with Red River Just across the Road. So many great... more Owner description: I have many Great Interior Pictures of this Actual General Store that Dates Back to 1863. Located on Scenic Cobble Stone Street with Red River Just across the Road. So many great pictures that is operational and filled with Old and New Merchandise. Old Cash Register over 147 years old. Listed with a National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. A Place all of America "Must See'" less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Historic District Shopping
Historic District Shopping(Natchitoches)
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Cane River National Heritage Trail
Cane River National Heritage Trail(Natchitoches)
Owner description: Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and... more Owner description: Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture, and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including American Indian, French, Spanish, African, and Creole. The central corridor of the heritage area begins just south of Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and extends along both sides of Cane River Lake for approximately 35 miles. The heritage area includes Cane River Creole National Historical Park, seven National Historic Landmarks, three State Historic Sites, and many other historic plantations, homes, and churches. What is a National Heritage Area? A National Heritage Area is a place recognized by the United States Congress for its unique contribution to the American experience. In a national heritage area, natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography. These patterns make national heritage areas representative of the national experience through the physical features that remain and the traditions that have evolved in the areas. Continued use of the national heritage areas by people whose traditions helped to shape the landscapes enhances their significance. The Cane River National Heritage Area is one of forty-nine National Heritage Areas recognized by Congress for their significant contributions to the American experience. In partnership with the National Park Service, CRNHA, Inc. celebrates the nationally significant history of the Cane River region, preserving it for the benefit of current and future generations. less
Attraction type: Scenic Walking Areas; Scenic Drives; Hiking Trails
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Maglieaux's
Maglieaux's
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: Italian, American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen
Ranked #2 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Merci Beaucoup
Merci Beaucoup
Ranked #3 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
French Market Express
French Market Express
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Mariner's
Mariner's
Ranked #5 of 66 Restaurants in Natchitoches
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
$47 - $78
Ranked #7 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
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Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hampton Inn Natchitoches
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Natchitoches
$90 - $136
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
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Comfort Suites Natchitoches
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites Natchitoches
$91 - $125
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
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Best Western Natchitoches Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Natchitoches Inn
$78 - $120
Ranked #3 of 15 Hotels in Natchitoches
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