Natchitoches To Honor Colonial Heritage in March

Natchitoches300thNATCHITOCHES, LA – The Tricentennial celebration for the oldest city in Louisiana continues with a celebration of Colonial Heritage throughout the month of  March.

March 8, 2014

10AM   Historic Walking Tour of the National Historic Landmark District

Park Rangers from Cane River Creole National Historical Park will offer guided walking tours of downtown Natchitoches.  Tours will begin at the Natchitoches Welcome Center located at 780 Front Street, Suite 100 in downtown.

9AM-4PM Natchitoches Frontier Days

Re-enactors  and living historians will gather at Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site to demonstrate colonial life at the fort and on the frontier.  The cannon will be fired weather permitted. Located at 155 Jefferson Street; no admission charged.

10AM-4PM Colonial Heritage Exhibit-Frontier of Empires

Discover the unique history of Natchitoches with never-before-seen exhibits representing our colonial heritage.  Located at the Lemee House, 310 Jefferson Street; no admission charged.

6PM  Live Entertainment featuring Cole Vosbury from NBC’s “The Voice”

Sponsored by The Natchitoches Tricentennial Committee and AEX Southwestern Electric Power Company.

On the riverbank of Cane River Lake in Downtown Natchitoches; no admission charged.

March 15, 2014

9AM-3PM  “Then & Now” the Colonial Days at Los Adaes State Historic Site & Adai Indian Nation Cultural Center

Los Adaes SHS and the Adai Indian Nation will be teaming up to host visitors at both sites. Los Adaes will host presentations on history and archaeology, along with providing an archaeology trail tour every hour.  Beginning at 10 a.m. at the Adai Indian Nation Cultural Center, Chief Rufas Davis will give a presentation featuring the history of the Adai and trade relations with the Spanish and French. A round dance with visitors will take place after the presentation. Located at 6354 Louisiana 485, Robeline, La.; no admission charged.

5PM-8PM  “The Faces of Natchitoches Exhibit” Opening Reception

An exhibit of historical and cultural artifacts provided by members of the Natchitoches community to commemorate the founding of Natchitoches.  Located at the LA Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest LA History Museum at 800 Front Street; no admission charged.

March 22, 2014

9AM-2PM Bloomin’ on the Bricks

Celebrate spring with a festival blooming with vendors who will display & sell assortment of items related to garden & lawn care.  Located on the Riverbank of Cane River Lake, Downtown Natchitoches; no admission charged.

10AM-5PM Art Along the Bricks

Take a stroll down Front Street in the National Historic Landmark District and enjoy the works by local artists. No admission charged.

10AM-4PM  Historic Garden Tour of Natchitoches

Guests will tour public & private gardens in the National Historic Landmark District throughout Natchitoches. Maps and tickets can be purchased at the Natchitoches Welcome Center at 780 Front Street, Suite 100 in downtown. Tickets $15 each, includes all gardens.

For a complete list visit or call 1-800-259-1714.

About Natchitoches:  Natchitoches is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory established in 1714 by French soldier Louis Juchereau de St. Denis.