Los Adaes Today
Closing the Fort and Mission
The Adaeseños
Departure of the Caddo
Excavations at Los Adaes
Visiting Los Adaes
Visiting Los Adaes
Los Adaes, the symbol of New Spain in Louisiana, was once the capital of Spanish Texas and the scene of a unique cooperation among the French, the Spanish, and the indigenous Native Americans. An area rich in archaeological finds, it thrives today as one of Louisiana’s most intriguing state historic sites. Visitors to this historic site receive guided tours of the archaeology lab that houses changing displays. Guides will also take visitors onto the grounds of the presidio and share the history of this colonial outpost as it has been recreated through research and archaeological study. Historic demonstrations and special programs are offered throughout the year. A calendar of events is available. A walking trail is available to visitors to study the natural and cultural features, which are an integral part of the site.
A demonstration for visitors at Los Adaes State Historic Site
Learn More
Los Adaes State Historic Site is located in the Natchitoches area, between Fort Jesup SHS and Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS. From I-49, exit onto LA 6 west. Turn right onto LA 485 and follow the signs. Los Adaes State Historic Site, 6354 Hwy. 485, Robeline, LA 71469. Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 318-472-9449 or 1-888-677-5378 or e-mail fortjesup@crt.la.gov.
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http://www.lastateparks.com/ Louisiana State Parks Site