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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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

Turpin Creek – Natchez Trace Parkway – MS

Milepost 12.1 – Turpin Creek – Picnic Area

Loess Bluff – Natchez Trace Parkway – MS

Milepost 12.4 – Loess Bluff – Deposits of topsoil (loess) were blown here during Ice Age.

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.

Coles Creek – Natchez Trace – MS | Natchez Trace Parkway

Milepost 17.5 – Coles Creek – Picnic area and restrooms.

Bullen Creek | Natchez Trace Parkway – Mississippi

Milepost 18.4 – Bullen Creek – A self-guiding trail leads through a mixed hardwood-pine forest. The walk takes 15 minutes.

Port Gibson Ranger Station – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 39.2 – Port Gibson Ranger Station.

Sunken Trace – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 41.5 – Sunken Trace – Self-guiding trail. Allow five minutes to walk through a deeply eroded section of the original trace.

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.

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.

Lower Choctaw Boundary – Port Gibson, MS

Milepost 61.0 – Lower Choctaw Boundary – This line bounded, north and south, lands taken up by new settlers of the Mississippi country and lands of the Choctaw.

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.

Battle of Raymond – Raymond, MS

Milepost 78.3 – Battle of Raymond – This Civil War battle of the Vicksburg campaign in 1863 was fought nearby.

Cowles Mead Cemetery – Natchez Trace | Natchez Trace Parkway

Milepost 88.1 – Cowles Mead Cemetery – Much of the Mississippi’s early history can be traced through the life of Cowles Mead, a stand owner along the Old Trace and acting territorial governor (1806).

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.