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The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is located at:

645 University Parkway (formerly 645 College Avenue)
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457

If you become lost, please call NCPTT at (318) 356-7444. Office hours are between 8AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday. The office is closed on federal holidays.

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Shreveport Regional Airport

The directions below are courtesy of Google Maps, which provides a map to NCPTT from the Shreveport airport with detailed driving directions.

  1. Head northwest on Airport Service Dr, 0.6 mi
  2. Slight left to stay on Airport Service Dr, 0.9 mi
  3. Turn right at Hollywood Ave, 4.1 mi
  4. Slight right at Pierremont Rd, 0.2 mi
  5. Take the ramp onto I-49 S, 65.4 mi
  6. Take exit 138 for LA-6 toward Natchitoches/Many, 0.3 mi
  7. Turn left at LA-6, 3.5 mi
  8. Continue on College Ave/LA-6, 0.9 mi

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Alexandria International Airport

The directions below are courtesy of Google Maps, which provides a map to NCPTT from the Alexandria airport with detailed driving directions.

  1. Head east on Arnold Dr toward England Dr, 210 ft
  2. Turn left at England Dr, 0.7 mi
  3. Slight right to stay on England Dr, 410 ft
  4. Slight left at LA-498, 1.4 mi
  5. Turn left (signs for I-49), 75 ftv
  6. Take the ramp onto I-49 N, 47.5 mi
  7. Take exit 138 for LA-6 toward Natchitoches/Many, 0.3 mi
  8. Turn right at LA-6, 3.3 mi
  9. Continue on College Ave/LA-6, 0.9 mi

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Area Maps

Campus map: A full color map of the Northwestern State University of Louisiana campus

City travel guide: Natchitoches.NET, the Official Online City Guide for Natchitoches, Louisiana’s oldest town, established 1714

Lodging

Accommodations in Natchitoches can be found at either major hotels or one of several dozen Bed and Breakfasts. Most of the major hotels are located beside Interstate 49, approximately 8 minutes driving time from the National Center. NCPTT is a short walk from the city’s downtown and historic district, where many of the B&Bs are located. Check with your chosen ¬†lodging provider to see whether they offer government rate or other discounts to NCPTT visitors. Contact information for local lodging providers can be accessed from one of several websites: