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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 Seeks Volunteers to “Lend a Hand for Public Lands” During National Public Lands Day

Natchez Trace Parkway invites organized groups and individuals interested in helping preserve public lands to volunteer, learn, and have fun through participation in National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 26th. Continue reading


Florence-Lauderdale Tourism staff named Southeast Tourism Society’s Tourism Office of the Year

Florence-Lauderdale Tourism staff named Southeast Tourism Society’s Tourism Office of the Year. Continue reading


The National Park Service Releases Environmental Assessment on the Construction of a Trail Connecting the Craft Center and the Natchez Trace Parkway

The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, seeks public comment on an environmental assessment (EA) to construct a pedestrian walkway between the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) and the Mississippi Craft Center. Continue reading