Louisiana might just have more historical landmarks than any state outside of Massachusetts, where you'll find Plymouth Rock, but there's one spot that even native born Louisianans might not know about and it's certainly worth a visit.

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Most have studied in their Louisiana history class that Natchitoches is the oldest European settlement in Louisiana and was founded in 1714, however, according to the research done by Reader's Digest, you'll have to travel to an area outside of Natchitoches to find what they consider the most historical landmark in Louisiana.

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The truth of the matter is that you've likely seen this location before, but never realized its significance to Louisiana's rich history.

Traveling to New Orleans world famous Jackson Square, hundreds of thousands of visitors will see The Cabildo.

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What most visitors are unaware of, is that, The Cabildo, which, when translated means, "Town Hall" has stood for over 200 years.  Constructed by the Spanish between 1795 and 1799 after the great fire in 1788 destroyed a large portion of New Orleans, this building even served as the site of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, when America's land mass was doubled with the $15 million purchase from the French.

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The Cabildo, which served as a hub for government in New Orleans until 1853 and later as the Louisiana State Supreme Court building until 1908, was then transitioned into a museum housing a large volume of the most important historical artifacts in this entire nation.

Might be worth a visit next time you visit The Big Easy.

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