Fort St. Jean Baptise State Historic Site

Fort St. Jean Baptise State Historic Site

  • Location: 155 Rue Jefferson, Natchitoches, LA 71457

Project Planning


Parish: Natchitoches

Acreage: 7

Established: 1971


Features: Daily tours, picnic areas, museum/historic buildings, historic and/or nature programs

Tourism Region (Marketing): Crossroads

Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily


FY 2019: 10,830

FY 2018: 12,143

FY 2017: 14,032


The site is a replica of an early French fort based upon the original blueprints of 1716 by Sieur Charles Claude Dutisné and company. The fort served as a trading and military post. The site is also host to living history reenactments of what life in the fort was like in the 1750s.