Perched on a bluff overlooking the mighty Mississippi River is Natchez, a cozy river town with a rich history and culture that over the years has defined the entire area!
There are a plethora of outdoor activities, magnificent antebellum mansions, wonderfully unique boutiques, restaurants and shops to enjoy.
Along with the town of Natchez there are also plenty of other wonderful opportunities for soaking in the amazing pre-Civil and Civil War history along with exploring the natural beauty all along spectacular and powerful Mississippi.
Below are just a few of this area's top attractions.
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Located right outside Mobile, Bellingrath Gardens and Home is 65 acres of blooming magic! Camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer and chrysanthemums in the fall. Enjoy a self guided walking tour that includes the Asian-American Garden and the Butterfly Garden. Then tour the 10,500 square foot Bellingrath Home and marvel at the original furnishings and world class art. You can also enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the Fowl River and hear about everything from civil war history to birding habits.
Natchez Trace Parkway
Explore over 400 miles of breathtaking waterfalls, cypress swamps and mixed hardwood forests; all which are home to indigenous wildlife, flora and fauna. Enjoy ranger-guided tours, horseback riding, biking and fishing through this pristine eco-system.
Natchez Antebellum Homes Tour
Home to some of the most beautiful pre-civil war architecture in the South on this tour you’ll experience House on Ellicott Hill, built in 1797, making it one of the oldest homes in Natchez. Longwood,the largest octagonal mansion in the United States. Dunleith Plantation, last remaining antebellum home in Mississippi with colonnades on all four sides, along with many more, each with their own unique history and detail.
Offering both historical and modern tours of a working cotton plantation, Frogmore has over 1,800 acres, 18 restored antebellum structures, a rare 1884 Munger steam cotton gin and costumed guides giving daily tours of what life was like back in the early 1800’s. After learning how modern technology has revolutionalized the cotton industry, you’ll have an opportunity to pick and weigh your own cotton!
Mississippi Riverboat Cruise
Enjoy a cruise on an authentic paddlewheel boat while grooving to local jazz musicians, savoring great Southern cuisine and learning about the history and culture of the Mississippi River area from costumed storytellers.