Discover why Natchitoches has been a destination of travelers since 1714 and take a free walking tour of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District! The tour is designed to provide a general overview of Natchitoches and the Cane River region and includes the following topics: The Cane River region prior to European contact; the French & Spanish colonial period; antebellum plantation culture and period; Reconstruction and tenant farming; architectural history; and Creole and Catholic culture, history and customs. The tours are family friendly and meant to engage all ages.
- Tours are FREE and will begin at the Natchitoches Area Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 780 Front Street.
- Summer Tour Schedule (July 1-August 31st): Tuesday - Saturday, one tour given daily at 10AM
- Fall/Winter/Spring Tour Schedule (September 1-June 30): Tuesday - Saturday, two tours given daily at 11AM & 2PM
- For large group tours, please contact the Cane River National Heritage Area in advance at 318-356-5555.
This program is a collaboration between Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission.