Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Beak Knows Best”

January 14, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Beak Knows Best,” a Junior Ranger program on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 10:00am at the Parkway Visitor Center. Join a park ranger for this 45-minute program to learn how you can determine what a bird might eat just by looking at … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Beak Knows Best”

Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

January 10, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will demonstrate pioneer era crafts and skills at the Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The demonstrations will show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those pioneers who lived in the area from the 1700s to around 1840. The public is invited … Continue reading Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center

Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

January 8, 2020

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway will conduct several small prescribed fires (controlled burns) during the month of January 2020 in accordance with the schedule below. These prescribed fires will help to restore the native prairie and open woodlands, as well as reduce hazardous fuels that could burn in a wildfire. Prescribed Fire Name Milepost … Continue reading Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Temporary Ramp Closures at I-55

January 7, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that the I-55 North (milepost 101.3) and South (milepost 101.2) bound ramps exiting the Parkway in Ridgeland, Mississippi will close for repairs for approximately one week each. The North bound ramp is closed as of today. Once it re-opens, the South bound ramp will close for repairs. Entry … Continue reading Temporary Ramp Closures at I-55

7 of 15 Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail Temporary Closure in Ridgeland

January 7, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS: Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that a section of the bike and walk trail from the South Perkins Street (milepost 101.8) to Highway 51 in Ridgeland, Mississippi (milepost 102.2) is closed for repairs. The trail will be re-opened as soon as repairs are completed. The closure is anticipated to last through mid-February. www.nps.gov

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Quill Pen Writing”

January 3, 2020

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Quill Pen Writing” a Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 10 am. Join a park ranger, dressed in living history attire, for a 45-minute program to learn about how people use to write … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program “Quill Pen Writing”

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

January 2, 2020

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on January 18, 2020 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

Historic French Camp Presents Founders Day

December 31, 2019

Celebrating 210 Years of Unique HistoryMay 9, 2020 Walt Grayson, Wolf River Drum & Bagpipe, Dixie National Wagon Train, Chief Pushmataha Reenactor, British and American Reenactors from War of 1812, Mass Choir and others to appear. When Congress approved a post road from Nashville to Natchez in 1806, trader Louis LeFleur decided to build an … Continue reading Historic French Camp Presents Founders Day

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Whose Moon Is That?”

December 30, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Whose Moon Is That?” Discover who really owns the moon as we follow a curious cat … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Whose Moon Is That?”

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

December 20, 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, January 4, 2020, 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