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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 at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on November 28, 2015. Continue reading


Conservation Corps Groups Provide Services at Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway has hosted the Southeast and Southwest Conservation Corps (Corps) for the last four weeks as they served the Parkway and local community. Continue reading


Chickasaw Nation Film

Natchez Trace Parkway to Show Chickasaw Nation Film First Encounter at the Parkway Visitor Center throughout the month of November to commemorate American Indian Heritage Month. Continue reading