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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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Natchez Trace Parkway Welcomes Fourth Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative

New National Program Encourages Families and Classes to Visit National Parks TUPELO, MS:  Natchez Trace Parkway invites all fourth grade students to visit the park as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September … Continue reading


The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading


Natchez Trace Parkway Initiates Public Comment Period for the Stabilization of Old Agency Road Environmental Assessment

RIDGELAND, MS:  The National Park Service, in cooperation with the City of Ridgeland, seeks public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) of a project to stabilize Old Agency Road within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Stabilization is needed … Continue reading