NATCHITOCHES, LA- Experience the charm of Louisiana's original French colony during the 59th Annual Fall Pilgrimage on October 11-13, 2013 in Natchitoches Parish.
The tour, presented by the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches, showcases national historic homes and plantations; some of these sites are not normally open to the public.
The Candlelight Tour is Friday, October 11 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring the McClung/DeBlieux home, the Prudhomme-Rouquier House and Lemee House where visitors will enjoy gorgeous, renovated gardens and live music.
The Town Tour is Saturday, October 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features the 1850 Keegan Home, the Roque House, the American Cemetery and Bishop Martin Museum.
The Cane River Country Tour is Saturday October 12 and Sunday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This tour includes Melrose Plantation, Oakland Plantation and Cherokee Plantation.
Advance tickets are $25 per person for an individual tour, $38 per person for a two-tour package and $48 per person for a three-tour package. Advance ticket sales end on Thursday, October 11. After October 11, tickets are $25 per person for an individual tour, $40 per person for a two-tour package and $50 per person for a three-tour package. For children ages 6-12, tickets are an additional $5.00 per tour. Ages 6 and under are free. Tickets may be purchased at the Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 780 Front Street, online at www.aphnatchitoches.net, or at any home on the tour.
The Natchitoches Visitors Center is open Monday – Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call (800) 259-1714 or visit www.natchitoches.net.