Welcome to Natchitoches!
Bienvenue à Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest town, established in 1714.
Pronounced “Nack-a-tish”, the 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 Natchitoches’ 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 and 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.