Fall 2023 Ramble: Cane River & Natchitoches
Saturday, October 7, 2023

Explore a new part of our state’s past in northwest Louisiana! Join friends and family for a day of touring historic sites in and around the Cane River National Heritage Area and Natchitoches, Louisiana on Saturday, October 7, 2023. We’ll begin in the Isle Brevelle area along the Cane River and make our way into town. Each registration includes an informational booklet and boxed lunch. Transportation between sites is not included, and carpooling is encouraged. You won’t want to miss this one! NOTE: Natchez is the community in Natchitoches Parish where we will start – not to be confused with Natchez, MS.

Agenda & Tour Schedule:

  • 9:30 | Check-in and registration at St. Augustine Church (226 LA-484, Natchez, LA)
  • 10:00- 10:30 | Welcome
  • 10:30-10:55 | Badin-Roque House  (2000 LA-484, Natchez, LA)
  • 11:00 – 11:30 | Clementine Hunter Cabin & African House (3533 LA-119, Melrose, LA)
  • 11:40 – 12:00 | Lewis Jones House (2648 LA Hwy 484, Natchez, LA)
  • 12:10 – 1:15 | Cane River National Historic Park, Oakland Plantation, plus lunch & presentation of the 2023 Louisiana Preservation Awards (4386 LA 494, Natchez, LA)
  • 1:25 – 1:45 | Cherokee Plantation (3109 LA 494, Natchitoches)
  • 1:55 – 2:25 | Fort St. Jean Baptiste (3109 LA 494, Natchitoches)
  • 2:30 – 3 | NCPTT Women’s Gymnasium (645 University Parkway, Natchitoches)
  • 3:05 – 3:25 | Texas & Pacific Railroad Depot (607 Trudeau Street, Natchitoches)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 | Cunningham Law Office, Roque House, Ducournau Townhouse, Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile
  • 4:30-beyond | Explore downtown Natchitoches on your own!



  • General Admission – $50
  • Member Admission – $45 (automatic discount when you login to NEON; contact 225-930-0936 for questions)
  • Teacher & Student – $15

Registration closes Sunday, October 1, 2023

For questions, please contact Clay Omainsky, Director of Development & Membership, at (225) 930-0936 or comainsky@lthp.org.

Special thanks to our sponsors and local partners

The activity that is the subject of this project has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior, or the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior. This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disabilities, religion, age, or sex in its federally assisted programs. If you believe you have been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility as described above, or if you desire further information, please write to:
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