French Camp Pioneer Day

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French Camp Pioneer Day

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Local artisan, Susan Donald, demonstrates mosaic work. Susan is also the potter at French Camp Academy’s Children of God Pottery Studio.

The whole family will find plenty of fun things to do and see on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at Pioneer Day in French Camp, MS. Activities start at 9:00 and wrap up around 4:00. Admission to the festival is free.

You can step back in time as you wander through the Natchez Trace Historic District, where the air will be filled with invigorating sounds of music and tantalizing aromas of food. Artisans, showcasing their crafts will welcome you to watch, or maybe try your hand, at pottery, chair caning, wood carving, quilting, basket weaving, and more.

The Log Cabin Gift Shop will be stocked with Children of God pottery and beautiful handcrafts by local artisans. The Council House Café will serve up their famous sandwiches and desserts. (Proceeds are used to support FCA students.)

French Camp, MS, is located at the crossroads of MS Highway 413 and the Natchez Trace Parkway, about halfway between Jackson and Tupelo.

For updates on Pioneer Day, visit our website www.frenchcamp.org/historic. If you are interested in being a vendor or demonstrator, call Brittany Henderson at 662-547-6482.

Greenlea

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Greenlea

  • 211 S. Wall St.
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-7053
  • Alternative Phone: (601) 807-5637
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The bed and breakfast at Greenlea is located in the rear of the house adjacent to the Courtyard and overlooking it. The suite is in what is now the kitchen wing and is the oldest part of the house. A flight of steps from the kitchen porch takes you to the attached dependency. The steps lead to the porch overlooking the courtyard at Greenlea. In the spacious exposed brick bedroom, there are windows on three sides overlooking the gardens. The suite has the feel of a treehouse as you look out the windows into the gardens through the foliage of the surrounding trees. There is a kingsize bed and a Murphy bed concealed in a closet to your left. There is a small kitchen with a coffee maker,stove, microwave and refrigerator stocked with complimentary beverages. The bath has a tub/shower combination. There is a double sized closet for your hanging clothes.

Travel Inn

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Travel Inn

  • 271-A D’Evereux Drive
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-8799
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The Travel Inn is another economical lodging property located on the outskirts of Natchez; located just a couple of minutes from downtown.

 

Natchez Coffee Company

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Natchez Coffee Company

The Natchez Coffee Company is more than just a coffee shop. Sure they offer coffee, espresso, and flavored cappuccinos, but they also serve sandwiches, salads, and blue bell  ice cream.  Wireless Internet is available, so bring your laptop to check your e-mail while you treat yourself to a chai tea or cup of joe. Natchez Coffee Company is located within walking distance of downtown hotels and a number of Natchez area B &  B’s, and sits right in the midst of downtown shops.  Locals gather there for morning coffee, so stop in early and perhaps they’ll fill you in on some Natchez history while you’re there.

La Fiesta Grande Too

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La Fiesta Grande Too

  • 339 D’Evereux Drive
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 442-2333
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La Fiesta II is a sister restaurant to La Fiesta.  The Mexican restaurant is so popular, that over-crowding becomes an issue.  The owner’s have also located La Fiesta II so that it is convenient to locals living on the North end of town.  The only difference between the two is that La Fiesta II is a completely non-smoking facility.  The food and service are just as great as that of the original.  If you have a hankering for some Mexican cuisine and are looking for a smoke free place to eat, then head out Highway 61 North and look for LF II on the North frontage road just beyond the Highway 84 intersection. 

The Dining Pavilion at The Briars

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The Dining Pavilion at The Briars

The view from this fabulous restaurant is among the most spectacular anywhere along the mighty Mississippi, and the food is equally grand. Our dining is ideal for a quiet intimate dinner for two to celebrate an anniversary or just to get away to reconnect. We can serve two or twenty and make it special!

Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks

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Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks

  • 175 Hwy. 61 South
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-9518

Dexter’s Seafood & Steaks offers your family an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet that includes all your favorite Southern comfort foods: fried oysters, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, fried catfish, frog legs, broiled catfish, seafood gumbo, fried dill pickles, fried green tomatoes, crawfish etouffee and much more. For an extra charge, you can enjoy our salad bar and dessert bar. Our menu also includes rib-eye steaks and T-bones. Don’t forget Dexter’s blooming onions and oysters on the half shell (when available).

The Buffet at The Isle of Capri Casino

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The Buffet at The Isle of Capri Casino

  • 70 Silver Street
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Tollfree (800) 722-0605

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Enjoy a variety of delicious market-fresh items, plus all the home-cooked favorites you’ve always loved in our newly remodeled restaurant aboard the Isle of Capri Casino. Try everything from freshly created recipes to home-style favorites.
As the place to eat when you play, we’re proud to offer you the freshest food around. So pull up a seat every day of the week for lunch and dinner.
It’s all here at The Buffet! Enjoy Market-Fresh Meals. $7.00 Lunch Buffet: Sunday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m. $11.00 Dinner Buffet: Sunday–Thursday, 4:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. $14.99 Prime Rib & Shrimp Buffet: Friday, 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. $19.99 Seafood Buffet w/ Crab Legs: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau is your official resource for meetings, weddings, vacations and group tours. Located inside the Natchez Visitor Center, we are here to answer all your questions with insider information, from the best views of the Mississippi River to the best biscuits in the South. Give us a call, or order a free visitor guide to start planning your trip today. Y’all Come – and see for yourself.

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Natchez Convention & Visitors Bureau is your official resource for meetings, weddings, vacations and group tours. Located inside the Natchez Visitor Center, we are here to answer all your questions with insider information, from the best views of the Mississippi River to the best biscuits in the South. Give us a call, or order a free visitor guide to start planning your trip today. Y’all Come – and see for yourself.

Historic Jefferson College

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Historic Jefferson College

Jefferson College, incorporated by an act of the first General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1802, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States and president of the American Philosophical Society. Territorial governor William C. C. Claiborne served as president of the college’s first Board of Trustees.

After years of initial financial difficulties, Jefferson College opened its doors on January 7, 1811, as a preparatory school, with fifteen students. Funds from Congress, the Legislature, and private citizens led the way to new prosperity, and by 1817 Jefferson College had become a full-fledged college; ten-year-old Jefferson Davis attended in 1818. By 1819 a new building, the East Wing, designed by prominent Natchez architect Levi Weeks, was complete.

In 1830 the college purchased the Methodist church building that had housed the 1817 Mississippi statehood convention, renovated it in 1832, and in 1839 completed construction of a new West Wing.

Historic Jefferson College

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Historic Jefferson College

Jefferson College, incorporated by an act of the first General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory in 1802, was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States and president of the American Philosophical Society. Territorial governor William C. C. Claiborne served as president of the college’s first Board of Trustees.

After years of initial financial difficulties, Jefferson College opened its doors on January 7, 1811, as a preparatory school, with fifteen students. Funds from Congress, the Legislature, and private citizens led the way to new prosperity, and by 1817 Jefferson College had become a full-fledged college; ten-year-old Jefferson Davis attended in 1818. By 1819 a new building, the East Wing, designed by prominent Natchez architect Levi Weeks, was complete.

In 1830 the college purchased the Methodist church building that had housed the 1817 Mississippi statehood convention, renovated it in 1832, and in 1839 completed construction of a new West Wing.

Emerald Mound

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Emerald Mound

emeraldmoundDesignated a National Historic Landmark, Emerald is one of the largest mounds in North America. Covering eight acres, Emerald Mound measures 770 by 435 feet at the base and is 35 feet high. The mound was built by depositing earth along the sides of a natural hill, thus reshaping it and creating an enormous artificial plateau. Two smaller mounds sit atop the expansive summit platform of the primary mound. The larger of the two, at the west end, measures 190 by 160 feet and is 30 feet high. Several additional smaller mounds were once located along the edges of the primary mound summit, but were destroyed in the 19th century by plowing and erosion. Emerald Mound, built and used during the Mississippian period between 1250 and 1600 A.D.,was a ceremonial center for the local population, which resided in outlying villages and hamlets. Its builders were ancestors of the Natchez Indians. By the late 1600s, the Natchez had abandoned Emerald and established their capital at the Grand Village some 12 miles to the southwest.

Emerald Mound Site, near Natchez Trace Parkway, is about 10 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi (milepost 10.3). Exit parkway at Rte. 553 intersection; follow signs to mound, about 1 mile. Open to the public daily, free of charge.

Emerald Mound

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Emerald Mound

emeraldmoundDesignated a National Historic Landmark, Emerald is one of the largest mounds in North America. Covering eight acres, Emerald Mound measures 770 by 435 feet at the base and is 35 feet high. The mound was built by depositing earth along the sides of a natural hill, thus reshaping it and creating an enormous artificial plateau. Two smaller mounds sit atop the expansive summit platform of the primary mound. The larger of the two, at the west end, measures 190 by 160 feet and is 30 feet high. Several additional smaller mounds were once located along the edges of the primary mound summit, but were destroyed in the 19th century by plowing and erosion. Emerald Mound, built and used during the Mississippian period between 1250 and 1600 A.D.,was a ceremonial center for the local population, which resided in outlying villages and hamlets. Its builders were ancestors of the Natchez Indians. By the late 1600s, the Natchez had abandoned Emerald and established their capital at the Grand Village some 12 miles to the southwest.

Emerald Mound Site, near Natchez Trace Parkway, is about 10 miles northeast of Natchez, Mississippi (milepost 10.3). Exit parkway at Rte. 553 intersection; follow signs to mound, about 1 mile. Open to the public daily, free of charge.

Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park

natchezparkNatchez National Historical Park is located in Natchez, Mississippi, near the intersection of US 61 and US 65/84.

European settlement of Natchez began with a French trading post in 1714. Control passed to Spain in 1779 and to the United States in 1798. In the decades before the Civil War, Natchez became a commercial, cultural, and social center of the South’s “cotton belt.” The city today represents one of the best preserved concentrations of significant antebellum properties in the United States. Within the park are Melrose, an excellent example of a planter’s home, and the home of William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez.

Park visitors can enjoy guided tours of the Melrose mansion and self-guided tours of grounds. Walking tours and living history events are also scheduled throughout the year.

The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Melrose is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Guided tours are offered on the hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The William Johnson House is open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park

natchezparkNatchez National Historical Park is located in Natchez, Mississippi, near the intersection of US 61 and US 65/84.

European settlement of Natchez began with a French trading post in 1714. Control passed to Spain in 1779 and to the United States in 1798. In the decades before the Civil War, Natchez became a commercial, cultural, and social center of the South’s “cotton belt.” The city today represents one of the best preserved concentrations of significant antebellum properties in the United States. Within the park are Melrose, an excellent example of a planter’s home, and the home of William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez.

Park visitors can enjoy guided tours of the Melrose mansion and self-guided tours of grounds. Walking tours and living history events are also scheduled throughout the year.

The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Melrose is open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Guided tours are offered on the hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The William Johnson House is open Thursday through Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Historic Homes

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Historic Homes

From National Historic Landmark properties to unassuming old houses that families have called home for generations, historic properties crowd the landscape of Natchez, making it one of the most architecturally and historically interesting places around.

Take a look here to learn more about Natchez Pilgrimage Tours.

Historic Homes

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Historic Homes

From National Historic Landmark properties to unassuming old houses that families have called home for generations, historic properties crowd the landscape of Natchez, making it one of the most architecturally and historically interesting places around.

Take a look here to learn more about Natchez Pilgrimage Tours.