Press Releases

Biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” Dates Announced for the Natchez Trace Parkway

September 11, 2019

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will hold the biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” days for bicyclists and pedestrians between mile markers 429 and 440. Upcoming event dates are September 29, 2019 and May 17, 2020 with future events to be held annually on the last Sunday in September and the third Sunday in … Continue reading Biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” Dates Announced for the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Fall Hours for the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

August 24, 2019

HOHENWALD, TN – The Meriwether Lewis Visitor Information Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway will operate on fall hours starting Saturday, September 14, 2019. Fall hours of operation will be Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm and Saturdays through Sundays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The visitor information center will be closed Mondays through … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Fall Hours for the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

August 24, 2019

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10 am to noon on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

New Citizens Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony at the Natchez Trace Parkway

August 23, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The National Park Service and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service partnered to hold a Naturalization Ceremony in celebration of the creation of the National Park Service on August 23, 2019. The ceremony welcomed 14 new citizens to the United States as they took the Oath of Allegiance at the Natchez … Continue reading New Citizens Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony at the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Chickasaw Celebration Speakers and Cultural Demonstrations

August 19, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation (CIF) will host a program to celebrate Chickasaw cultural history on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Experts will speak about Chickasaw cultural history. Cultural demonstrations will include, the Chickasaw Dance Troupe, stickball, and cultural face painting. “We are honored … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Chickasaw Celebration Speakers and Cultural Demonstrations

The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

August 6, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on August 17, 2019, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The Natchez Trace String Band, a small group of local acoustic musicians, will fill the cabin with the sounds of traditional folk, … Continue reading The Natchez Trace String Band to Perform at the Parkway Information Cabin

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

August 5, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 24, 2019. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. … Continue reading Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “My, Oh My – a Butterfly”

July 27, 2019

TUPELO, MS – Children and their families are encouraged to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS. This month’s featured story is “My, Oh My – a Butterfly,” a fun Dr. Seuss book that explores the stages of … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “My, Oh My – a Butterfly”

Youth Conservation Corps Hosted Family Fun Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway

July 26, 2019

TUPELO, MS – This summer, the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) employed four Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) members from the local community. For the past eight weeks, the YCC participants worked at the Parkway, taught local children in an environmental camp, removed the invasive privet plant, and repaired a 70-foot long boardwalk. They also learned about … Continue reading Youth Conservation Corps Hosted Family Fun Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Three Mission 66 era buildings at the Rocky Springs Site

July 22, 2019

The Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) proposes to remove three historic Mission 66 era buildings at the Rocky Springs site in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Two are comfort stations that were built in 1965, and one is a visitor contact station built in 1968. In 1955, National Park Service (NPS) Director Conrad Wirth developed the Mission 66 … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Three Mission 66 era buildings at the Rocky Springs Site