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Fort St. Jean Baptiste

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Address: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone Number: +1 318-357-3101
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Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Great learning experience for children

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Josh H
Ringgold, Louisiana
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank thejohnsons556
Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dave C
Ringgold, Louisiana
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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 

Thank Josh H
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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 

1 Thank Tyjak
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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!

1 Thank TheNanna56
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I would highly recommend seeing this wonderful place, but bear in mind, it is so very hot in August!!

Thank Carrie J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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.

Thank Barbara W
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a must-see. It's interactive, innteresting, and unique. The staff is hands on and knowledgeable, plus, they really like their job, so they work to get you involved. It's a great way to learn about Natchitoches before you explore the city. Adult and kids will enjoy it. I've been there over 7 times with student groups and family.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Replica of fort that was built there when French landed. Inside museum with a detailed land map showing that different areas of Natchitoches. Guides for fort replica.

Thank Joy F

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