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    Welcome to Natchitoches (Nack-a-tish), Louisiana's oldest town, established in 1714.

    That quaint and perky town in the movie Steel Magnolias is real! Experience the charm of the original French colony in Louisiana, established 1714 and well known as the film site of "Steel Magnolias". Explore our Landmark Historic District with shopping, dining, and attractions plus historic fort sites, museums, and year around cultural events and festivals.

    Natchitoches is also recognized as the Bed & Breakfast Capital of Louisiana and home to the Cane River Creole National Historical Park at Oakland & Magnolia Plantations. The National Trust named our town one of the 2005 "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" for Historic Preservation.

Cane River Green Market 2014 Season Opens April 26

Posted by on April 11th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!, Press Releases
Green Market web veggies

The Cane River Green Market will open its 2014 season on Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Natchitoches’ local farmer’s market will feature Cane River Green Market vendors, live musical entertainment, children’s activities, demonstrations and a free Zumba class. Customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, value-added products such as jams, jellies, baked goods, farm fresh eggs, and honey, as well as handcrafted items including jewelry, woodwork, and candles.

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Northwest Louisiana History Museum Welcomes New Exhibit

Posted by on April 10th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!, Press Releases
Sacred Faith Exhibit

Sacraments and Vows, a new exhibit at the Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches, is now open. The exhibit was installed by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches as part of its year-long Tri-Centennial program. The Museum’s Branch Manager, Jennae Biddiscombe said, “We are proud to participate in the 300th anniversary of Natchitoches with not only our Tri-Centennial exhibit Faces of Natchitoches but also by hosting several of the APHN exhibits throughout the year, starting with the ‘Sacred Faith Theme’ exhibit.

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Cane River Thunder Full Throttle Benefit for Operation Homefront

Posted by on April 10th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!
fullthrottle_motorcycle This weekend hundreds of motorcycles will fill the downtown riverbank as part of the Cane River Thunder Full Throttle motorcycle rally sponsored by the Priesthood Motorcycle Ministry.

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Natchitoches native Mike Snowden will present a cigar box guitar workshop at Junior Ranger Day

Posted by on April 8th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!, Press Releases
mikesnowden3summer_640x360 Natchitoches native Mike Snowden will present a cigar box guitar workshop at Junior Ranger Day to be held at the Cane River Creole National Historical Park at Oakland Plantation on April 19, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Snowden will perform original songs on some of the guitars he has handcrafted and will discuss the history of cigar box guitars. Children participating in the event will have an opportunity to construct their own guitars out of real wooden cigar boxes.

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