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There's no place to visit in Louisiana as unique as historical Natchitoches (pronounced “Nack-a-tish”). 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 place to visit in Louisiana with the family or a romantic weekend with a loved one, historic Natchitoches offers a dynamic atmosphere for everyone.


Things To do
4 Seasons Farm
The 4 Seasons Farm is a Produce Farm and Christmas tree Farm. Call for days and hours of operation. 2.5 miles east of Wal-Mart. Visit...
Beau Jardin
Explore the garden area and various water features on the downtown riverbank overlooking Cane River Lake. This intimate setting is perfect for weddings, family photos,...
Brenda's Clothing Natchitoches
We are a clothing boutique located in Natchitoches, Louisiana that sells both Missy and Junior style clothing and accessories. We also sell things such as...
Briarwood (Lane Luckie) 054
Walk down forest trails, savor the beauty of the Louisiana iris bog, admire the reflection pool, and enjoy the most complete botanical and wildlife sanctuary...
Merci Shopping Natchitoches
Located in the building where our Historic Hotel once was, visit Merci Beaucoup and find exclusive gifts, seasonal items and beautiful handmade wreaths!
Roque Garden House Natchitochs
Natchitoches has so many great things to do and see. We have created a few themed itineraries for your use. You can follow it step...
Cane River Candy Natchitoches
Local candy store offering a variety of chocolate covered treats, retro candy, custom popcorn, roasted nuts & much more!
Cane River Carriage Natchitoches
Take a guided tour of Natchitoches’ Landmark Historic District by horse and carriage. Tour duration varies. Call ahead for tour times.
Magnolia Plantation Complex
Magnolia Plantation has 20 historic buildings remaining, including the plantation store, overseer’s house/hospital, blacksmith shop, eight slave/tenant cabins, and gin barn.  The main house is...
Oakland Plantation
Oakland Plantation has 17 of its original outbuildings still remaining. Outbuildings still on the plantation include two pigeonniers, an overseer’s house, massive roofed log corn crib,...