We hope you enjoy your visit to Natchitoches please contact the Natchitoches Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with further questions or for information by email or telephone.
Natchitoches the original French Colony in Louisiana retains its European flavor through its architecture, heritage and lifestyle. At the heart of this National Historic Landmark District lies Front Street, a brick thoroughfare where wrought iron balconies, restaurants and shops face the beautiful Cane River Lake. The City of Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, making it the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory.
The City’s Historic Landmark District, which fronts Cane River Lake and encompasses a 33-block area, includes many historic homes, churches and commercial structures. A mixture of Queen Anne and Victorian architecture, along with Creole style cottages can be seen throughout the district.
- “Steel Magnolias” the movie is based on a true story. Filmed entirely in Natchitoches and released in 1989. This enduring movie for all ages is now a classic. Writer, Robert Harling, Jr., is a native and resident of Natchitoches.
- National Historic Landmark District, only one outside of the Vieux Carre in New Orleans
- Shopping, Antiques & Kaffie-Frederick Mercantile established 1863. Oldest continuously operated business in Natchitoches.
- Museums, Historic Homes, Restaurants
- Art Galleries & walking tours.