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Natchez has many attractions, so prepare to stay busy while you are here! The area is known for its Native American and early American history; the area was occupied at different times by French, British, and Spanish peoples before becoming an American territory. Tours include the ever-famous pilgrimage tours of antebellum homes, a national park, city tours by bus or horse-drawn carriage, and even a ghost tour!
Delving into the city's history is easily and enjoyably done by visiting the many historic sites. For starters you can head to the Natchez Trace Parkway where you'll see preserved pieces of the original road, a wayside inn used by early travelers, and a ceremonial Indian mound, among other attractions. The parkway, which is now a scenic highway, marks an Indian trail of the Natchez tribe and runs 444 miles from Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS. The trail was in its major use from the late 1700s to early 1800s. Today visitors enjoy hiking, biking, horsebackriding, picnicking, and more in this trail from the past.
The Natchez National Historical Park presides over the antebellum home Melrose, and the William Johnson House, home to a successful barber and entrepreneur who was freed from slavery in his youth, and kept a diary in the early 1800's.
For a view of early Native American culture, visit the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The village includes a museum, Indian mounds and more, with special programs for youth throughout the year.
Antebellum home tours are another popular way to soak up the area history. For more information visit NatchezPilgrimageTours.com. And for a list of area festivals, events, lodging and attractions, visit visitnatchez.org.