Take a unique journey from Natchez to Nashville
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. This scenic parkway links Natchez with Nashville and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road, and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads. Open year-round for motorists, hikers and bikers, it provides visitors the opportunity for an unhurried trip through time.
What to Do
There are so many great historic and cultural highlights to visit on the Natchez Trace Parkway that it can seem difficult just deciding where to start. Allow us to help! From visiting interpretive sites to enjoying a tasty bite to eat in one of our 18 communities, your Natchez Trace journey will be filled with adventure.
Latest Trace News
By Kristin Luna + Scott van Velsor While the land populating the Natchez Trace dates thousands of years before the Civil War, there are plenty of sites along the parkway that tell the story of Black history in the American South from slavery to the civil rights movement through the present. Don’t drive the Natchez […]Read More
TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway is asking motorists to watch out for work crews and hazards in the roadway as winter storm clean-up continues. Workers have cleared over 200 downed trees. Last week’s ice storm weakened many trees along the Parkway causing some to fall and others to become hazardous. The ground remains saturated and forecasted rain may cause more trees to fall. Drivers should be […]Read More
Avoid traveling the Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN TUPELO, MS – A travel advisory is in effect for the entire Natchez Trace Parkway. Ice and snow are accumulating rapidly. Rangers are reporting hazardous conditions on the entire 444 miles of motor road and are advising travelers to stay off the Parkway. As a reminder, the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National […]Read More
Avoid traveling the Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Mileposts 0 to 152, 355 to 370, and 429 to 442 due to severe weather and icy conditions. Additional closures are anticipated as the severe weather moves along the Parkway. National Park Service rangers are advising individuals to avoid traveling, especially on any section of the Natchez Trace Parkway. Drivers who slide off the roadway or wreck may have to shelter in place for […]Read More
Icy conditions span the entire Parkway from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway has issued a travel advisory from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN due to adverse winter weather. The Natchez Trace Parkway is closed from Milepost 429 – 442. We anticipate further closures as conditions deteriorate. Travelers are advised not to […]Read More
Date: February 2, 2021Contact: NewsMedia@nps.gov WASHINGTON – To protect the health of those who live, work and visit our national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, the National Park Service (NPS) today implemented a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors. “Wearing a […]Read More