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PORTER'S FLOTILLA

PORTER'S FLOTILLA

 All Day Tour of Civil War Sites from Yellow Bayou in the south to Fort "Humbug" in the north or choose a
Half Day Tour through either the Northern or Southern region. Click here for details.
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Architechture Tour

Architechture Tour

RUE FRONT IN FALL
CANE RIVER
SPRING TIME IN NATCHITOCHES
FOUNTAIN ON CANE RIVER
TRAIL MARKER
Customize Your Tour

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                            Customize your tour by choosing any of the following sites.

MELROSE PLANTATION

Go inside the main house to see the floor of bricks made by enslaved persons. Visit upstairs in the African House and view the original murals by the internationally known Folk Artist, Clementine Hunter. See the ca. 1778 Yucca House (at right), the first home of the Louis Metoyer family, "gens de couleur libre" of Isle Brevelle.  (1 1/2 hours. Entrance fee)

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CANE RIVER CREOLE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
OAKLAND PLANTATION

Tour the Main House and see the Shoo Fly, original glass window panes and the "bousillage" walls along with furnishings brought from France just after the Main House was completed in 1821. There are more than 20 outbuildings, original to the Plantation, including dovecots, fattening pens for the Thanksgiving turkey, the Overseers's House and two remaining slave cabins. (1 1/2 hours. No entrance fee. Individual or group donations accepted at site, but not required. Handicapped accessable. Pavillion with picnic tables and restrooms.)

FORT ST. JEAN BAPTISTE

Enter at the Visitors Center to see historical artifacts and watch a video to prepare you for your visit to the Fort. Walk the short wooded trail and visit the replica of Fort St. Jean Baptiste. See the first church to be built in this settlement. Enter the house of the store keeper. Talk with the guides in period dress. Watch the craftsmen.(1 hour. Small entrance fee. Seniors free. Handicapped access and transportation.)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS TOUR
Visit the filming sites of the movie "Steel Magnolias".  See Shelby's (Julia Roberts) home, Truvy's (Dolly Parton) beauty shop and tour the church where the wedding scenes were filmed. Hear the family story that inspired the stage play as well as the movie. It delights and inspires. (1-2 hours. Donations accepted but not required at the church.)

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SITES

Kaffie-Frederick Mercantile open since 1863

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with original chandeliers and baptismal font

Old Court House Museum and Genealogical Center

Roque House ca. 1803 Creole structure carefully joined but contains no nails

Prud'homme Building the oldest on Rue Front with 1850 Spiral Staircase

Many other historic homes and sites can be seen according to your time and interests.


                                              The French came to Natchitoches in 1714.
                                                                Now it's your turn
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                                                         TOUR NATCHITOCHES WITH BARBARA

Barbara and Doyle Bailey, Owners
318-663-5468                                                                                            
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Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457                                                              

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