Known for southern hospitality, Clinton has many unique opportunities for guests of all ages.
History buffs will enjoy the numerous historical landmarks as well as the new visitor center. The Center features an array of historical artifacts and fine art, as well as gift items created by local artisans. Designed by Belinda Stewart of Eupora, MS, and constructed with period materials and period architectural details including a porch and “dogtrot,” the Center has the look and authentic charm of one of the 19th century farmhouses once located along the Natchez Trace. The handmade bricks of the exterior are the same kind used in Monticello and Mount Vernon; the cypress used in the Center’s porch supports, stair railings and interior features was reclaimed from a South Louisiana sugar mill demolished after more than a century in operation.
The Visitor Center is a hub for fun and fascinating cultural activities. The museum room, highlights the history of the Natchez Trace through Clinton, provides changing displays throughout the year and hosts monthly “Mississippi Old Time Music Society” jam sessions.
Recreational activities are abundant with numerous walking paths and exciting activities at one of Clinton’s many parks. At the Clinton Community Nature Center, guests can follow more than 2 ½ miles of walking trails under a magnificent native tree canopy passing through Fern Gully, Grapevine Loop and the “Elephant” Tree. Benches along the trails and in the Amphitheatre offer a peaceful rest before continuing to the site of the original Sumner Hill School and down to the Butterfly Garden. The Primitive Campsite Exhibit along the historic Natchez Trace offers the opportunity to walk in the tracks once known as the Chickasaw Trail, Choctaw Trail or Natchez Nashville Road, following the footsteps of the famous, like Andrew Jackson and John James Audubon, and the infamous, including Little Harpe and the Mason Gang.
The beautiful brick streets in Clinton’s Olde Towne accent an array of unique shops and nearby restaurants and hotels.
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