Louisiana Historical Sites

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There's no place as unique as historical Natchitoches (pronounced “Nack-a-tish”), Louisiana. Established in 1714, Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase and it's a favorite destination for visitors from around the world.


Located in Northwest Louisiana, Natchitoches is a one-of-a-kind community full of culture, history, recreation, shopping and more! At the heart of Natchitoches lies the National Historic Landmark District, a 33-block area that serves as a shopping and dining paradise and a bed & breakfast lover’s dream. Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission are pleased to announce the creation of a new program offering free guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District. Find out more.

Stretched along the banks of the beautiful Cane River, Natchitoches is home to three state historic sites, Creole plantations and museums all within the boundaries of the Cane River National Heritage Area. You can also download a complete parish map with points of interest.

If you're looking for a quiet weekend with the family or a romantic weekend with a loved one, historic Natchitoches offers a dynamic atmosphere for everyone.

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