The carriage tour is about a forty minute narrated tour through the historic district. It takes you by the historic mansions and churches, while the guide gives a history of the town, houses, and the antebellum times. This is the best way to see Natchez. It's slow paced and easy going, gauranteed to relax you. There is also a night carriage tour that allows you to see the stained glass windows and the homes lit up. It is also a lot cooler at night in the summer months. The tour is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 11. Tickets can be bought at the visitors center or the drivers accept cash.
One of the best routes to take into or outside of Natchez. Beautiful.
Beginning the Natchez Trace Parkway - Coming from historic Natchez, the Trace can be entered from Liberty Road as of May 2005.
0.0 - 8.1 - is the temporary terminus junction of the Natchez Trace with U.S. 61 that served as a temporary beginning/end of the Trace. There is work on extending the trace all the way into historic Natchez. (Source: sign post on Natchez Trace Parkway)
Leave your car at the Visitor Reception Center. They are situated near the River Bridge at 640 South Canal Street, easy accessible, and have a big parking lot.
After getting your information from the center, walk or take a trolley, carriage or bus to the historic downtown district.
The Natchez Trolley leaves every 20 minutes. An all-day ticket costs $ 3.25 per person and you can hop on and off as you like.
You can take a leisurely 40 minute carriage ride through the historic tree lined area of downtown Natchez. The tours run on demand from 9.00a.m. from the Canal Street Depot. You can buy tickets from the Visitor Reception Centre.
US Highways 61, 84, and 98 intersect in Natchez which connects the city with the metropolitan areas of Memphis, Baton Rouge and Mobile. Interstate 55 is 60 miles east of Natchez via four-lane US Highway 84. The Natchez Trace Parkway is a very scenic route travelling through a 450-mile national park. The Trace Parkway begins in Natchez and connects the city with Jackson (the state capital) and ends in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The Trolley makes 10 stops throughout downtown Natchez. The stops are indicated by the numbers in orange circles and are strategically planned so that you can get off and walk easily to attractions and restaurants. Trolley passes are sold only at the Natchez Visitor Reception Centre and hours are 9.00 – 4.00pm Sunday and 9.00 – 5.00pm Monday to Saturday.
Natchez is located in the southwest corner of Mississippi on the Mississippi River bordering Louisiana. Major highways servicing Natchez are 61, 84 and 98.