Visitation to Cane River Creole National Historical Park is currently by guided tour and reservation only. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Melrose Plantation, 16 miles south of Natchitoches, is open for tours daily, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
The Kate Chopin House, located in Cloutierville, is open for visitation 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.
Three fort sites are open for tours. Fort St. Jean Baptiste, a full-scale replication of the first permanent European settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, features a unique double thickness palisade and contains 12 structures and an outdoor oven.
Los Adaes National Historic Landmark was founded by the Spanish in 1721 to halt French expansion into Texas. The Spanish closed Los Adaes in 1773. Because the site has never been cleared or cultivated it remains rich in archeological discoveries.
Fort Jesup was built by the United States in 1822 on the historic San Antonio Road. At the time the U. S. claimed eastern Texas and Spain claimed western Louisiana. The fort stood in the middle of the disputed territory. The original kitchen has been restored and refurbished; the officers' quarters have been reconstructed for use as a visitor center.
Other points of interest include St. Augustine Catholic Church, Monette's Ferry, Rebel State Park, the Badin-Roque House, and Beau Fort plantation home.