LOTZ HOUSE

The Lotz House is TripAdvisor’s No. 1 rated attraction in Franklin. Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown Franklin at “ground zero” for the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house was built in 1858 by German immigrant Johann Albert Lotz. By […]

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MASTERS & MAKERS

Explore the Masters & Makers Trail that winds through the scenic beauty of the Williamson County countryside that bore witness to history and has produced the cherished traditions passed through the generations. Along the trail visit with the masters of making wine and spirits at the county’s winery and distilleries. Immerse yourself in the culture […]

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Tupelo Visitors Center

The Tupelo Visitors Center is the perfect starting point for any trip to the city where anything is possible.From interactive exhibits that highlight the city’s top attractions and a collective timeline of Tupelo’s rich history, to displays focused on Elvis’ childhood in Tupelo as told like never before, the Tupelo Visitors Center will full prepare […]

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Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts

A cultural center with ever-changing exhibits. Housed in two historic homes on the National Register of historic Places, the center features year-round workshops, juried shows, conferences, themed exhibits for all ages. On premise gift shop. Free Admission Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM-4 PM Address: 217 E. Tuscaloosa Street, Florence, AL Phone: 256-760-6379 View Website

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Mount Locust – Natchez Trace Parkway – MS

Milepost 15.5 – Mount Locust – At this restored historic inn, one of the first stands in Mississippi, interpretive programs are given February through November.  Restroom, exhibits and ranger station.

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Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 45.7 – Grindstone Ford/Mangum Mound – Northbound travelers used to consider themselves in wild country once they crossed the ford on Bayou Pierre. Artifacts found here tell about the prehistoric people who lived in this area.

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Rocky Springs – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 54.8 – Rocky Springs – A short trail from the upper parking area leads to the old townsite. Camping, picnicking, ranger station, restrooms, phone, and part of the old trace.

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Dean Stand Site – Raymond, MS

Milepost 73.5 – Dean Stand Site – Served travelers in the 1820s and 30s. Nearby is the site of Dillon’s Plantation, headquarters for U.S. generals Grant and Sherman during the Civil War’s Vicksburg campaign, May 1863.

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Osburn Stand – Raymond, MS

Milepost 93.1 – Osburn Stand – Noble Osburn opened a stand here in 1811. By the early 1820s, when the city of Jackson was founded, traffic shifted away from this part of the Old Trace.

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