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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.

Christmas Tour of Homes in Natchitoches

Posted by on October 10th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!, Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights
Tour of Homes Christmas Come and enjoy the lights, architecture, stories, and ambiance that our town offers during the Natchitoches Christmas season.  We love to celebrate the holidays with others, and that means YOU!  Check out the 2014 Natchitoches Christmas Tour of Homes schedule and experience the personal side of the season.

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The Battle of Natchitoches Civil War Reenactment

Posted by on October 9th, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!
The Battle of Natchitoches The streets of downtown Natchitoches will be filled with Confederate and Union soldiers engaged in an authentic reenactment on November 1st and 2nd, 2014 as part of the Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Celebration.

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‘Steel Magnolias’ impacts Natchitoches after 25 years

Posted by on October 6th, 2014
Category Natchitoches In the Press
steelmag-riverfront1 Hollywood came to Natchitoches 25 years ago. Some of the industry's most famous folks made it their home and walked its streets. And they made a movie you've probably heard of: "Steel Magnolias." They moved in just after July 4, 1988, and all were gone by the second week of September.

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This Weekend: Return to the 50′s Classic Car Show!

Posted by on October 3rd, 2014
Category Explore, Experience, and Enjoy Natchitoches Parish!
Classic Car Show Return to the 50's Car Show, held on the first weekend in October each year. This event started in 2007 with 88 cars in attendance and has grown to include more than 325+ registered classic cars. If you are car fan, be sure to get to the riverfront October 3rd and 4th, 2014!

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