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Natchez
Travel Guide

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Natchez delights visitors with authentic Southern hospitality, historical destinations and a laid-back atmosphere.

Located on the banks of the Mississippi, Natchez is an old-fashioned river town with a modern makeover. The city is named after the American Indian tribe that originally lived in the region. Natchez pays homage to its founders’ history at the Grand Village, an archaeological site offering reconstructions of the original colony and a museum filled with artifacts excavated from the area.

Natchez’s riverside downtown is filled with shops, restaurants and art galleries. Walk along Silver Street, once a popular meeting place for river pirates and gamblers. Have a drink at Under-the-Hill Saloon, a bar in business since the 1800s.

Surrounded by Victorian architecture, taking a stroll down the streets of Natchez feels like a journey back in time. Complete your antebellum era experience with a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown. End your excursion at Historic Jefferson College, Mississippi’s first college, now a museum that re-creates the early 19th-century higher education experience.

Many of Natchez’s attractions tie to the Mississippi River. The waterfront is lined with walking and biking trails. Bluff Park is a perfect place to watch the sun set over the river. Visit Isle of Capri and Magnolia Bluffs, casinos designed to look and feel like historic waterfront gaming houses from the late 1800s.

Virtually every street in Natchez is punctuated by a grand historic home. Many offer tours daily: Rosalie Mansion, Stanton Hall, Magnolia and Longwood are must-see attractions similar to mansions from the film, “Gone with the Wind.” Drive a few minutes outside downtown to visit Natchez National Historical Park, where you can tour the William Johnson House. The home of a free black barber, it provides a rare glimpse into the lives of liberated slaves in the pre-Civil War era.

Located about 90 miles (140 kilometers) from Jackson and Baton Rouge, Natchez is easily accessible via U.S. Route 61, the famous road nicknamed the “Blues Highway” because of its connection to America’s musical movement in the mid-1900s. Bob Dylan’s honored the scenic byway in his album, “Highway 61 Revisited.”

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
645 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
The price is £62 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Natchez National Historical Park and Rosalie Mansion. Natchez Visitor Reception ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (952 reviews)
"Safe and convenient"

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
3 out of 5
111 S Broadway Street, Natchez, MS
The price is £103 per night from 18 May to 18 May
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Natchez Bluff Park, Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture and Natchez ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (953 reviews)
"This is really the best place to stay in Natchez. Go ahead a splurge for the balcony room with jacuzzi tub. You won't be disappointed."

Reviewed on 17 May 2021

Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
639 S Canal St, Natchez, MS
The price is £75 per night from 23 May to 23 May
Situated in Natchez, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Natchez National Historical Park and Natchez Visitor Reception Center. Rosalie Mansion and William ...
4.4/5Excellent! (313 reviews)
"Location. Able to walk in the area. Able to see the bridge spanning the Mission river"

Reviewed on 15 May 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Law Building
The Law Building
716 Franklin St, Natchez, MS
Situated in Natchez, this holiday home is steps away from Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Rhythm Night Club Museum. St. Mary Basilica and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Law office
"Very comfortable for a mother and 3 adult daughters who had been separated by Covid for over a year. Lovely antiques and everything that we needed."

Reviewed on 25 Apr 2021

The Law Building
Downtown, Free Wine, Courtyard, Porches, 1885, Keyless
Downtown, Free Wine, Courtyard, Porches, 1885, Keyless
Natchez, MS
Located in the heart of Natchez, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Natchez National Historical Park and Rosalie Mansion. Natchez Visitor Reception Center ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Charming cottage for our visit to Natchez Ms
"This cottage was charming and the owners well stocked the home for all needs! Loved the backyard! It was perfect for our two small dogs! Great communication with owner. Great complimentary Wine. Great location to walk around the town. We had a lovely stay! ❤️"

Reviewed on 3 May 2021

Downtown, Free Wine, Courtyard, Porches, 1885, Keyless
Above the Law
Above the Law
716 Franklin St, Natchez, MS
Situated in Natchez, this holiday home is steps away from Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Rhythm Night Club Museum. St. Mary Basilica and ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Beautiful space
"We had a lovely stay. The balconies are a nice extra, and we also enjoyed sitting in the courtyard. We were there for Easter, so the large dining room and kitchen were perfect for our Easter dinner. It is also very conveniently located and within walking distance of many shops, the river walk and ..."

Reviewed on 6 Apr 2021

Above the Law
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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1 Oct 2019

Lovely, friendly, welcoming town, gorgeous Antebellum houses to see and great views of the Mississippi.

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6 Aug 2019

We didnt explore the area, just had one night in the Monmouth.

4/5 - Good

Suzanne

16 Feb 2019

Nice town. We walked around on a Friday afternoon. Very quiet. Lots of antique shops but not much else.

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