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
Posted on March 25, 2020