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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457-3360
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+1 318-357-3101
09:00 - 17:00
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Great for History Lovers and Fun for Kids

We took our 6 and 8 year old boys to the Fort, and they loved it. I think anyone that has a love of history will enjoy Fort St. Jean Baptiste. The video is very informative.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our 6 and 8 year old boys to the Fort, and they loved it. I think anyone that has a love of history will enjoy Fort St. Jean Baptiste. The video is very informative.

Thank Zien28
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recreation of original fort. They had you a returnable booklet giving a map and historical data about what you were seeing. I found the map confusing and I wished this had better signage.

Thank tangojohnDallas
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Welcoming building is very clean and informative. Walk back to the fort recreation is easy and there are several things to see along the way. The guides dressed in period clothing were very helpful and knowledgeable. The cannon display is always something fun. Easy and relaxing way to spend and hour or two.

Thank Mara B
Ringgold, Louisiana
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

It is very educational and fun. I love history and if you do too, then you should definitely check this out. They have it set up as part of an actual town

Thank Snoopy C
Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Learned a lot about the area and Creole history. It was a nice walk to the fort, transportation is provided for those who cannot walk that far.

Thank Robyn A
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed this very much! They have a museum and a very good DVD presentation on the history of the Fort and local people of the area. They have a reconstruction of the original fort made from blueprints found in France. Awesome, and they have people dressed in period clothing explaining things. It was a beautiful day, when I went,... More 

Thank Cindy W
Prairieville, Louisiana
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Very interesting! A must see! Will be back to explore more and spend a little more time. Very well maintained!

Thank Denise W
Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great reconstruction of fort, tour guide was interesting and informative. Site in great condition and a easy walk

Thank held49
Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's a self guided tour with a booklet they give you. The price is really affordable, especially since I was doing a Stay-cation. the Lady at the front Desk was very friendly and pleasant. It's not a far walk to the Fort. There are small area's on the way that were for show. maybe during the year they have a... More 

Thank ChaosSun
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to catch up on a bit of our history! If you haven't visited this place it is a must see if you are in the area.

Thank sissiemcclure

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