Press Releases

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

April 17, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on April 20, 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

Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: The Prairie that Nature Built

March 30, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to come enjoy the Read with a Ranger program at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “The Prairie that Nature Built.” Discover the plants and animals that make a prairie community flourish.  After … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: The Prairie that Nature Built

Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

March 28, 2019

TUPELO, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway will conduct three prescribed fires (controlled burns) prior to April 15, 2019. Prescribed Fire Name Milepost County Witchdance West 232.8 – 233.4 Chickasaw, MS Chickasaw Village 262 Lee, MS Tockshish 250 – 251 Pontotoc, MS The Witchdance West prescribed fire is planned for Thursday, March 28. This … Continue reading Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

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

March 13, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on March 16, 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

March 8, 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, March 23, 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

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

March 4, 2019

HOHENWALD, TN – The Meriwether Lewis Visitor Information Center on the Natchez Trace Parkway will reopen Saturday, March 16, 2019. Spring hours of operation will be Fridays from noon to 4:30 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The visitor information center will be closed Mondays through Thursdays. The burial monument, … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Spring Hours for the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site

Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

March 1, 2019

HEADQUARTERS, TUPELO, MS: “Overall, during 2018, the Natchez Trace Parkway experienced an increase in the number of recreational visits above the 2017 figures,” stated Superintendent Mary Risser. “In 2018, 6.4 million visitors used the Parkway compared to 6.3 million who were counted in 2017.”  Month 2017 2018 January 451,904 520,652 February 488,458 493,303 March 554,127 … Continue reading Visitation Numbers for Natchez Trace Parkway are Released

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

February 27, 2019

TUPELO, MS – A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 2, 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 … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

February 12, 2019

TUPELO, MS: Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway (Parkway) will conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) between the dates of Saturday, February 9 and Friday, February 15 at the Blackbelt Overlook (milepost 252) in Lee County, MS. This prescribed fire will help to restore the native prairie and reduce vegetation that could burn in a … Continue reading Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Natchez Trace Parkway Operations: Post Furlough

January 29, 2019

While the Natchez Trace Parkway route was open during the government shutdown, we are happy to announce restrooms are now open and visitor centers are beginning to reopen! See full details below: The Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo, MS reopens January 26, 2019. Open daily, 9:00am-4:30pm The Parkway Information Cabin in Ridgeland, MS reopens February 1, 2019. Normal … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Operations: Post Furlough