Military Sites Tour

Stop #1)

Fort St. Jean Baptiste

— Located on the banks of Cane River lake (formerly the Red River). Features a full-scale replica of the French colonial fort built in 1730s. Each year, the park hosts several 18th-century living history programs in which the multicultural heritage of the colony is interpreted for visitors. Open daily 9—5. Admission. Call for group rates. Time req: 45 min.

Stop #2)

Rebel State Historic Area

— (3 miles northwest of Marthaville on State Hwy. 1221, and 25 miles west of Natchitoches and I-49) – Home of Louisiana Country Music Museum and grave of the Unknown Confederate Soldier. An amphitheater offers concerts featuring gospel, country and folk music, as well as the Annual Fiddling Championship. Admission. Group rates available. Open daily 9 — 5. Time req: 1 hour

Stop #3)

Los Adaes State Historic Area

— (1 mile northeast of Robeline on LA Hwy. 485) — the 14-acre site located on the “El Camino Real” near Natchitoches features the remains of a Spanish fort built in the 1700s to protect Texas from the French. Major archaeological site. Living history programs and demonstrations offered. Open daily 9-5. Time req: 45 min.

Stop #4)

Fort Jesup State Historic Area

– (6 miles east of Many off LA 6, formerly the “San Antonio Trace”) – Established 1822 by Zachary Taylor to secure the western border of the U. S. frontier. It features the original field kitchen, a replica of officers' quarters that serves as a museum and visitors center and interpretive programs. Open daily 9-5. Admission. Group rates available. Time req: 1 ½ hrs.

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