What to see in Natchez

Natchez Attractions

Natchez is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in the history of the American South and Native American heritage. The city has a number of historical churches and houses, and guided tours are a good way to learn about these sites.

Another fun way to learn about the city is on carriage tours, which depart from the Canal Street Depot and highlight important antebellum landmarks, along with restaurants other points of interest.

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, a former ceremonial site, is today an excellent cultural museum and nature trail. Emerald Mound is another popular American Indian site, located about 10 miles (16km) northeast of Natchez.

Natchez is also a food-centric town, and visitors can enjoy events like the Natchez Food & Wine Festival, tour the Old South Winery to sample their muscadine wine, or simply try any of the excellent Southern restaurants in town.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village was the main ceremonial centre of the Natchez Indians, who inhabited southwest Mississippi between 700 and 1730. Their culture reached a peak in the mid-1500s, when French explorers…

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Natchez Churches

Natchez features a collection of architecturally valuable historic churches of various denominations, all located in the central city area. Among them is St Mary's in South Union Street, the oldest…

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Natchez Historic Houses

The most intact antebellum estate in the United States is the magnificent Melrose, owned and operated by the National Park Service in its grounds in the Natchez National Historical Park.


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Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway starts out in Natchez, southern Mississippi, and runs for 444 miles (715km) to Nashville, Tennessee, cutting across a corner of Alabama.

The parkway follows ancient…

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Natchez Under-the-Hill

The city's original waterfront area, Natchez-Under-the-Hill, reached by descending the bluff via Silver Street, was once the notorious haunt of pirates, riverboat gamblers and outlaws, known as the…

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