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Christmas Tour of Homes

The Christmas Tour of Homes is a holiday tour of uniquely decorated homes in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  The event will feature docent-led commentaries on the history of each property as well as the unique holiday decorations. The Christmas Tour of Homes is a self-guided walking tour. You may begin at any of the properties listed below. There will be docents to guide you through the interior of each venue.

We invite you to experience the charm of historic Natchitoches during this annual holiday event. Proceeds from the Tour benefit restoration of properties in the Natchitoches Parish area.

Thursday, Dec. 9th & 16th | 

Our 2021 Thursday Tour includes the following properties:

Historic Cunningham Law Offices (550 2nd Street)

Chaplin House (434 2nd Street)

Historic Natchitoches Courthouse (600 2nd Street)

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*Ticket entitles each guest to a complimentary glass of wine at Maglieaux's 

Friday, Dec. 10th & 17th| 

Our 2021 Friday evening tour includes the following properties:

The Prud’homme-Rouquier House (446 Jefferson Street)

The Sweet Cane Inn (926 Washington Street)

Emma’s Cottage (911 Washington Street)

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*Ticket entitles each guest to a complimentary glass of wine at Maglieaux's 

Saturday, Dec. 11th & 18th | 

The Saturday Tour will include the following properties:

The Lemee House aka Ouiser's house from the movie, Steel Magnolias (310 rue Jefferson)

The Historic Cunningham Law Offices (550 Second Street)

The Historic Trinity Episcopal Church (533 Second Street)

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*Ticket entitles each guest to a complimentary glass of wine at Maglieaux's 

Christmas Tour of Homes

Laureate House

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Dripping in decadence and Southern hospitality, the Laureate House tells a myriad of stories dating back to the early 1800’s. Located along picturesque Rue Poete, the home was restored in the 1950’s and contains a cellar that was connected to the bayou. The homeowner’s display an heirloom Santa and Nutcracker collection gathered from different European Christmas Markets. The tour also features that homeowner’s art collection which showcases pieces by James Hunter.

Samuel Guy House

Built in 1850 by Samuel Eldridge Guy, this Greek revival style house remained in the Guy family for more than 150 years before being moved by its current owner from Mansfield to Natchitoches in 2002. Known for its ornate collection displays and elaborate Christmas decorations, the Samuel Guy House operates as a bed and breakfast.

Bayou Amulet House

The Bayou Amulet House, built in 1853, is named for Natchitoches’ very own famous bayou. The actual bayou was first called Bayou a la Mule.  This is where mules were tied while their owners conducted business. French and Spanish traders used this area as a meeting point. The Bayou Amulet was restored in 2004 to a Greek Revival style popular in the mid-1800’s. The homeowner’s exhibit a collection of antique French oyster plates as well as Christmas garland draped over everything that will stand still.

Sweet Cane Inn

An elegant, century old Victorian home, Sweet Cane Inn Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to enjoy the comfort and hospitality that will set the standard for your visits to historic Natchitoches for years to come. Sweet Cane Inn was built for Congressman Phanor Breazeale in the late 1800’s. Among its many unique features, Sweet Cane Inn’s stately presence boasts of 12-foot ceilings, 11 fireplaces, and wall of stained glassed windows at the top of the stairs which curve and lead to seven beautifully spacious rooms and suites.

Emma’s Cottage

A Sears, Roebuck kit house built in 1939 and embellished with brick and other amenities during its completion, Doris Emma’s bungalow retains the original kitchen, but was expanded to include a bedroom suite and sunroom in a 2005 renovation. Overlooking beautiful Cane River and the Christmas decorations along its banks, the cottage is noted for its collection of nut crackers and light displays during the Christmas season.

Prudhomme-Rouquier House

This Save America’s Treasures property, circa 1790, is the only known two and one-half story bousillage structure on the North American continent. Owned and operated by the Service League of Natchitoches, Inc., the house went through an extensive restoration in 2005. League members take pride in its period décor and decorations appropriate for the Christmas season in the City of Lights. Used as the Service League headquarters, Prudhomme-Rouquier House is available for rental throughout the year as well as during the holiday season.

Good House

Nestled among Pecan trees overlooking Bayou Amulet, sits the Good House Bed & Breakfast, a charming English cottage. Built in 1930, completely restored in 2013 and elegantly furnished with period antiques as well as traditional decor and updated amenities that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. You will be encompassed with southern holiday hospitality during your tour of the Good House Bed & Breakfast.

Jefferson House

Christmas Around the World – The Jefferson House Bed and Breakfast is a Colonial-style home circa 1967 by Jules Barre, features century old hand-hewn cypress beams, eloquently furnished with Far Eastern antiques along with Santa’s and décor from around the globe.  Beautiful terrace and tranquil courtyard accented with Lombok pottery overlooking the Cane River.

Scott Corner House

In classic Creole style with West Indies influence, this three-story raised plantation house has a double gallery, lower level brick columns, and hipped roof. The decor includes nearly 300 pieces of pottery imported from Poland, and Clementine Hunter art and relics. Approximately 30 trees decorated for the Christmas season adorn the period décor on the first and second floors of the Scott Corner House.

Steel Magnolias House

This bed-and-breakfast in Natchitoches, Louisiana, was used as the fictional home of the Eatentons in the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias,” and its full of charm — just like the movie and its characters. The 5,900-square-foot home, which was built around 1841, hasn’t changed much since its role in the movie. A quintessential Southern front porch features a row of wooden rocking chairs, and live oak trees are scattered around the estate.

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