Explore the places you've seen on the big screen.
Natchitoches Parish has a rich history of Hollywood productions. Now, you can explore many film locations along the Natchitoches Film Trail. In November 2019, Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nunguesser announced the formation of the trail that stretches all over the parish. Most people know of Steel Magnolias from 1989 but film production started in 1959 with John Wayne’s The Horse Soldiers. You can see parts of the Oakland Plantation in Natchez in the film. More than 18 film and television movies were shot in the parish in the last 50 years.
Here’s a list of films shot in the parish that make up the Natchitoches Film Trail.
- The Horse Soldiers (1959)
- Steel Magnolias (1989)
- The Man in the Moon (1991)
- The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006)
- The Garden Club (2008)
- For Sale By Owner (2009)
- Clementine Hunter’s World (2016)
Start your adventure at the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau on Front Street to pick up a map and brochure. Most of the Steel Magnolias locations are within walking distance. Then you hop in your car and go exploring. Pass through communities like Melrose, Robeline and Kisatchie. It’s a great way to explore one of Louisiana’s historic parishes.
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