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About Ruston

Downtown Historic District

A glimmering gem of history and culture, downtown Ruston is the true heart of the city. The 18-block Historic District is filled with unique gift shops, delicious dining, and quality retail and services in a setting that gives Ruston its ambiance of welcome and charm. Downtown Main Street has been a part of the Main Street Program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation for nearly two decades, a program which has been successful in thousands of cities and towns nationwide. Today, empty buildings are restored and conducting business again, and the bustle of pedestrians adds to the spirit that Ruston is a good place to be. Visitors and locals can enjoy a break from shopping in the nearby Railroad Park, or stroll the blocks of downtown admiring the historic architecture of some of the oldest buildings in the city.