Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

155 Jefferson St.
Natchitoches, LA 71457- Map It
(318) 357-3101

AAA Editor Notes

Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site is at 155 Jefferson St. The site is a reconstruction of the 1732 French fort and trading post. The original fort was built to prevent encroachment by the Spanish from east Texas into French-held Louisiana. Local materials and 18th-century technology were used in the re-creation. The fort includes a barracks, warehouse, chapel and a commandant's house. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$4; free (ages 0-12 and 62+).
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 9-5. Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.