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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

155 S Jefferson St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
+1 318-357-3101
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Pleasant trip

This little museum and old fort made for a nice stop. We learned a little history of the area and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nina L
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Louisiana
via mobile
Really interesting slice of history

We spent well over an hour here, There is a very informative video to watch and the staff were well... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Lynne K
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Auckland, New Zealand
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155 S Jefferson St, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
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+1 318-357-3101
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"small museum"
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"answer questions"
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"nice stop"
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"short video"
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"dressed in period costume"
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"nice walk"
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"inside the building"
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"interesting visit"
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"explaining things"
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"informative video"
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"walk around"
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"fort st jean"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This little museum and old fort made for a nice stop. We learned a little history of the area and also how to correctly pronounce the name of the town. There is a short video and tour guides to answer any questions. The fort was...More

1  Thank Nina L
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We spent well over an hour here, There is a very informative video to watch and the staff were well informed and really friendly, I would heartily recommend a visit.

1  Thank Lynne K
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Nice little museum with interesting grounds. Learned more about the Caddo Nation and the Natchitoches Indians during our visit. Friendly people, but a more organized “tour” might’ve been appreciated. The fort itself is not original, but it is based on sketches from it’s older days....More

Thank Emily L
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

This is a good place to start your study of Louisiana history because this was the first European outpost. The gentleman dressed in period costume that was wandering the fort was a wealth of information. The ladies inside the building could have been a little...More

Thank IBurnEasy
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

We took the tour and the staff only followed if you requested. they were so interesting and informed. I lived in LA my whole life and never knew this amazing story of our history.

Thank Teesha504
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Was very enjoyable and something that surprised us. Returning after many year I n very knew how much work was put into the old Fort. Was enjoyable and informative.

Thank JL_Bert
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

It was so cool to see this Fort. It was a great step back in time. We had fun throwing the Ax. I'm so glade places like this still are still around. You have to pay to tour but its not bad at all. Wished...More

Thank Crystal J
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Great staff, friendly, welcoming and informative. The grounds were immaculate and the guides were friendly and informative. They gave a good background on historical development and how the French, Spanish and Natchitoches tribes associated with one another. They also explained Louisiana's Code Noire and how...More

Thank hebertcj
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

A great learning experience about the beginning of Natchitoches. The fort built to scale with people to answer questions and inform you of how the people lived within the walls of the fort. 15 minute video inside the information center. Very informative.

Thank michella0527
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

A knowledgable and friendly staff. A great value for the price. The theater room was a great addition to the tour

Thank buddillahunty
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jshw
29 August 2016|
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Response from TheNanna56 | Reviewed this property |
They will be open. Here's the phone number if you'd like to call. 1-888-677-7853
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