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Natchez Things to Do

  • forks of the road

    prior to the civil war the forks of the road slave market was the largest in mississippi and the second largest in the country. in 1807 the u.s. government prohibited the importation of slaves from africa but there was a surplus of slaves in maryland and virginia which were sold in the south. slaves traders isaac franklin and john armfield...

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  • Natchez City Cemetery

    I know I'm not the only one who finds it interesting roaming through old cemeteries because I've heard from some of you. It makes for such an historical record! The Natchez City Cemetery was established in 1822, but nearby is The Gardens, circa 1794. The area near Memorial Park was once a burial ground, but once this cemetery was completed the...

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  • Natchez-Under-The-Hill

    For an unobstructed view of the Mighty Mississippi, travel to Natchez-Under-The-Hill, where you'll not only find a casino housed inside a Paddleboat, but a few quaint buildings erected during an earlier time of Natchez's somewhat colorful history--this was a rough part of town where you'd find brothels, bars, taverns and fistfights.This area was...

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  • natchez visitor reception center

    the natchez visitor reception center is a good first stop on a visit to natchez. at the visitor reception center you can get information on hotels, restaurants, and the historic attractions of natchez.

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  • house on ellicott hill

    the house on ellicott hill was built in 1798 and is one of the oldest houses in natchez. the house on ellicott hill is located at the terminus of the natchez trace. the house on ellicott hill is listed on the national register of historic places. the house on ellicott hill is owned and operated by the natchez garden club. see their web site for...

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  • greenlea

    greenlea is a beautiful greek revival home built by edward templeton in 1855. sadly for mr. templeton is that he died before it's completion. not open to the public except during the natchez pilgrimage.

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Natchez Restaurants

  • An Olde Establishment

    The King's Tavern is a historic establishment with roots in the 18th century. Dating 1769, it's the oldest building in Natchez and because of its history, we thought it would be great to dine here on our first evening.The building was originally a block house for Fort Panmure when the British occupied Natchez. Boatmen returning home, would find the...

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  • A Great Choice for Lunch

    This fine restaurant is on the Dunleith Plantation and directly behind the very impressive white-colonnaded Greek-revival mansion. The "Castle" is a restored 1790s carriage house which offers very good food and service in a fabulous setting at a reasonable price. It was obvious that many local people eat here as well as tourists. We found it to be...

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  • southern cuisine

    the cock of the walk is a very good restaurant in downtown natchez. they offer southern cuisine, seafood, and steaks. a good choice for dinner in downtown natchez.

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  • southern cuisine

    the carriage house restaurant is located at the historic stanton hall in downtown natchez. the carriage house is known for it's excellent contemporary southern cuisine and mint julips. a great place to visit for "a taste" of old southern culture.

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  • under the hill

    the magnolia grill is located on silver street in the under the hill area of downtown natchez. this inexpensive restaurant offers shrimp, catfish, crawfish and burgers. a great place to have lunch in the under the hill area of natchez.

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  • historic tavern

    the king's tavern restaurant is located in a historic 1769 building. the king's tavern originally was a block house for fort panmure during the british occupation of natchez. the building is constructed from beams from a sailing ship. the building is said to be haunted by madeline, a woman who was murdered here in the 1800's. the king's tavern is...

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Natchez Nightlife

  • Gamble Your Night Away

    The Isle of Capri Casino is actually a stationary boat which is a casino and hotel with 5 restaurants. The casino is open 24 hours and has 704 slots and 16 tables..

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  • gambling

    the isle of capri is a casino located in a replica river boat docked at the under the hill area of downtown natchez. this small casino has slots, table games, and a bar. for those who like to gamble the isle of capri is a fun place to visit in natchez. casual.

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  • eating & drinking

    the king's tavern lounge is located next door to the historic king's tavern restaurant. really nothing special just a bar with televisions for sports watching and a pool table. the king's tavern lounge's cleintelle is a mixture of tourists and locals. smoking is allowed. casual.

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  • on the river

    bowie's tavern is a very nice bar over looking the mississippi river in central natchez. bowie's offers live entertainment and a huge beer selection. next door they have a clothing outfitter store and they also rent rooms. a very interesting place to drink in downtown natchez. casual.

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  • historic bar

    the under the hill saloon is a very interesting place to visit in natchez. the under the hill saloon recreates the atmosphere of the under the hill area in the days of mark twain. at night they offer live music. a great place to have a beer or two in natchez. casual.

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  • A Traditional Event

    For a taste of traditional entertainment, The Natchez Pageant provides an evening of music, dance and lovely review featuring pretty girls and handsome boys all decked out in Southern splendor.It also contained a dose of state pride, wonderfully presented (Hint: known also as The Confederate Pageant). This annual event is something Natchezians look...

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Natchez Transportation

  • Natchez carriage tours

    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...

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  • Natchez Trace Parkway

    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...

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  • How to get there?

    Natchez is located in the southwest corner of Mississippi on the Mississippi River bordering Louisiana. Major highways servicing Natchez are 61, 84 and 98.

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Natchez Shopping

  • The Perfect Place for Antique Shopping

    As you might expect, Natchez has a nice assortment of antique shops. We made time on our last day to browse through a few of them. They were all located on the same street, which made it very convenient:South Union Interiors (S.U.I) at 411 Franklin StreetPrimitives Unlimited, Inc. at 505 Franklin StreetH. Hal Garner of Natchez at 610-614 Franklin...

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  • Downtown

    Downtown is not very big, but it is nice to stroll along Main Street and do some window shopping. Clothing, gift shops, antiques, jewelry, furniture, specialty shops, a drug store and restaurants.

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  • Dangerous on the wallet

    Darby's is a great store with something for everyone. There is china, pottery, crafts, oils, candles, ornaments and goodness knows what else which I can't remember. I just know that I did some damage in this store. They also have a fudge counter which also did damage even though I'm not the one that's big on the chocolate and fudge. They had this...

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Natchez Local Customs

  • Amnesty and Pardons

    Although this document is not easily read, it states that the bearer has received amnesty for his participation in the Civil War. Individuals from the 'rebellious' states had to receive this pardon if they wished to be involved in commerce of any type. I was hoping to find out more information on this process, but was unable to do so. This...

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  • If You're in the South--it's Pralines!

    Believe or not, I've only recently been introduced to Pralines...but I am a great fan of these scrumptious treats. "praline--a confection made of nuts, often almonds, and sugar cooked until carmelized; a cookie size confection originating in New Orleans chiefly made of brown sugar, pecans and butter".As we toured house to house, this woman seemed...

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  • It's Robert E. Lee

    As we toured home after home during the annual Natchez Pilgrimage, it became obvious that there was more than one common thread between all of these homes....#1 they were all historic and #2 they all gave homage to General Robert E. Lee. It was a custom for all sons and daughters of the South, to have a portrait of the famed Confederate General...

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Natchez Warnings and Dangers

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    Watch out for riverboat gamblers, con men, and the one arm bandits at the casinos, before you know it all your quarters are gone. Do not play the shell game under the hill!

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Natchez Off The Beaten Path

  • Natchez Indian House and Granary

    On the grounds of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians is a reconstructed house like those the Indians built of locally gathered materials. It has mud walls, dirt floor, pole beams and a thatched grass roof. Watch out for wasps if you are here in warm weather.Beside the house is a granary which would have been used to store surplus grain. There...

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  • Windsor Ruins

    One of Mississippi's most fantastic secrets, hidden away in the swamps out in the middle of nowhere, are the ghostly remains of the Windsor plantation. The Windsor plantation was built from 1859-1861. The plantation was built, owned, and first inhabited by Smith Daniell who only was able to live in the mansion for a few weeks before he passed away...

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  • rosemont

    located 35 miles south of natchez on US 61 is rosemont the boyhood home of jefferson davis. davis was born in kentucky in 1808 and moved here when he was two years old. his parents samuel and jane davis built this house in 1810. this historic home has period furnishing and relics relating to the early life of the president of the confederacy. tours...

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Natchez Favorites

  • Choctaw Territory

    As we drove the Natchez Trace Parkway, we took the opportunity to learn a little more about this part of the country and its Native inhabitants. The Choctaw Indians of Mississippi are thought to have been the largest of the Muskhogean tribes, which included Creeks, Chickasaw, Seminioles, Apalachi and other small groups. Recently, it is believe that...

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  • The Mississippi River

    I discovered some fascinating facts about the Mississippi River. I had no idea that one of the rivers that passes by my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pa. is one of two tributaries helping to form old Miss--the Ohio River; the other is the Illinois River.The Mississippi River flows through ten states: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri,...

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  • From the Halls of Montezuma ....

    All of my life I've heard, and have even sung, the United States Marine Hymn, which begins with the line: "From the Halls of Montezuma ...." But until I visited Natchez, and toured Monmouth Plantation, I did not know the story behind those words.Hanging in the study at Monmouth is this picture from the American-Mexican War. Conquering United States...

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