The Steel Magnolia house was built in the pre-Civil War era. Most popularly known as the Steel Magnolia house. It was the home of character M'Lynn and her family in the 1989 southern classic Steel Magnolias. The movie featured well known actresses Julia Roberts, Sally Field, and Dolly Parton. Staring as extras were students of the Louisiana School, located just down the road from the home. Natchitoches welcomed a whole host of visitors after the shooting of the film and in 2014 the home was opened as a bed and breakfast.