French Camp along the Natchez Trace Parkway is a delightful mix of the old and new.

Discover how early Americans lived in the Natchez Trace Historic District of French Camp Academy. Walk through the authentic antebellum home, visit an old graveyard, and reminisce in the museum. Spend the night in the rustic (but fully modernized) French Camp Bed and Breakfast, constructed from log cabins. Dine at the Council House Cafe and shop at the Log Cabin Gift Shop. See the galaxies through research grade telescopes at Rainwater Observatory. Stop by the bakery for a fresh loaf of homemade bread. Plan a conference or retreat at Rising Son Conference Center. Get a visitors pass and schedule a tour of French Camp Academy, a Christian boarding school serving young people and their families since 1885.
Ninety miles north of Ridgeland, this timeless treasure abounds with a colorful past of generals, pirates, explorers, Indians, bootleggers and buried gold. The real French Camp Story is not about a place, but about the people. The pioneering spirit and resourcefulness of the first settlers carved a way of life from the abundant Mississippi wilderness. Their community-wide commitment to the education and spiritual development of their children provide the foundation for French Camp Academy, a school born of humble beginnings in the nineteenth century.
French Camp Academy Historic District

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French Camp – French Camp, MS

Milepost 180.7 – French Camp – Louis LeFleur established a stand here in 1812. It became a school in 1822 and remains one to this day. Sorghum is made here in the fall.

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Harvest Festival – French Camp, MS

French Camp Harvest Festival Saturday, October 12, 2013.  French Camp, MS.  Features a grand auction of homegrown and handcrafted items beginning at 9:30 AM in the French Camp Academy gymnasium. Quilts, pottery, woodcrafts, produce, artwork, and jewelry are some of the items for auction.  The Country Store features more of the same already priced. Concessions […]

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The Christmas Star Program – French Camp, MS

Rainwater Observatory in French Camp Mississippi will be offering a free program for the Christmas season called “The Christmas Star”. This program will be presented on Friday, December 9, 2011, starting at 7:00 p.m. by Edwin Faughn, managing director of Rainwater Observatory. “The Christmas Star” or “Star of Bethlehem” has been debated among scientists and […]

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Camp of the Rising Son – French Camp, MS | Natchez Trace

Located just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Natchez Trace, Hall Lodge, rustic cabins, and modern motel-style rooms await the young and young-at-heart. Initially styled to host the 6 weeks of summer camp for ages 7 – 17 year olds. Camp of the Rising Son now serves as a year-round retreat and camp center. French Camp Academy […]

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