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The Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Established as a unit of the National Park System in 1938 and officially completed in 2005, the Parkway commemorates the most significant highway of the Old Southwest. The natural travel corridor that became the Natchez Trace dates back many centuries. It bisected the traditional homelands of the Natchez, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations. As the United States expanded westward in the late 1700s and early 1800s, growing numbers of travelers tramped the rough trail into a clearly marked path. The ”sunken” sections you can walk along today are clear signs of historic use. In 1801 President Thomas Jefferson designated the Trace a national postal road for the delivery of mail between Nashville and Natchez.

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Pioneer Day and Junior Ranger Program

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer-era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015. Continue reading


Paving Projects in Hinds and Madison Counties MS

Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that paving will begin June 2, 2015 on a section of the Parkway in Hinds and Madison Counties. Work will be done from milepost 77 (south of MS 467) to milepost 115 (north of MS 43). Continue reading


Prairie Walk at the Natchez Trace Parkway

Experience the history and ecology of the people, plants, and animals that are part of the Mississippi Blackland Prairie. Join a ranger on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. at the Chickasaw Village Site. Continue reading