The Holiday Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Natchitoches Historic Foundation, annually showcases some of Natchitoches’ most unique, interesting and historic homes and properties. A Living History Tours, Candlelight Tours and a one day Christmas For Children Tour highlight this year’s offerings.
Tours this year include one home on Thursday, Dec. 6 and 13, two homes on the Candlelight tour Friday, Dec. 7 and 14, one home on Saturday, Dec. 8 and three structures Saturday, Dec. 8 and 15. Tickets are $20 per person/per day. The Christmas for Children Tour is Free.
The Bayou Amulet House
The Bayou Amulet House (Christmas by Candlelight Tour) is a private residence built in 1853. It is located on the Bayou Amulet where French and Spanish traders used this area as a meeting point. The home was restored in the late 1990s to a traditional Greek Revival style popular during the 1850s. The Bayou Amulet House features an extensive oyster plate collection as well as some of the most beautiful Christmas decorations in Natchitoches.
Emma’s Cottage (Living History Tour) features an extensive collection of nutcrackers.
The Good House Bed and Breakfast
(Christmas by Candlelight Tour) Nestled under the shade of Louisiana Pecan trees on Bayou Amulet on Rue Poete is the The Good House Bed and Breakfast. The home was built in 1930 by Mr. Alvin Good and fully restored in 2013. Good built the home for his wife Sarah and daughters Alvina Ruth and Ethel when they moved to Natchitoches when Alvina Ruth was very young. Professor Alvin Good taught sociology and Latin at Northwestern State University before World War II. He was very involved within the local community. The Good House blends historic charm with traditional sophistication. The home’s elegant furnishings, multiple guest rooms and common areas are a inviting atmosphere and a convenient location in the National Landmark Historic District to make it an ideal place for a getaway.