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“Great for children”

Fort St. Jean Baptiste
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Interesting, free for seniors but it would be great for children to see what a real fort looked like.

Thank TonyMar45
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We were a little disappointed with the fort itself. Of course the buildings are replicas, but there is no information or detail available other than what is on the little map you get when paying. The one costumed guide at the fort was speaking with another couple the entire time we were there. The displays inside the museum, though, were interesting and informative.

Thank eight4him
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Touring Fort St. Jean Baptiste was an interesting experience. I'm not really one for places where they try and recreate the past, but I did find Fort Sating Jean Baptiste quite interesting a captivating. I think this is because one can see not only how things were crafted long ago on spinning wheels and black smith shops as is the case at other historic site, but one gets to see how people in the fort actually lived and survived in their circumstances. I recommend Fort St. Jean Baptiste to anyone who wants to get a more full picture of the Natchitoches area and its unique history. Great place for a school field trip.

Thank luke1939
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The folks at the center were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Answered our million questions. The movie about the fort was extremely well done!

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Its definitely a must see when in Natchitoches. Pricing was very amenable ($4 per person) and being open from Tues- Sat 9am-5pm works well. The outdoor interpretive guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately, i cannot say that for the folks at the Visitor's Center when we paid the admission. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the Visitor's center and its exhibits (make sure to see the intro 15 min video) and touring the full size replica of the fort was really interesting. As a side note, it was approx 100F when we toured and you should be prepared with lots of cold water and spending a little time inside the various building hiding from the sun....

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