Press Releases

Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program: “Mississippi Reptiles”

June 12, 2019

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “Mississippi Reptiles,” a Junior Ranger program to be held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 10 am.  Do you know the difference between a crocodile and an American alligator? Join Conservation Educator Deb Davis from the Mississippi … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Junior Ranger Program: “Mississippi Reptiles”

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

June 7, 2019

RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites visitors to enjoy the talents and sounds of local musicians at the Parkway Information Cabin on June 15, 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: “Pitter Patter”

June 4, 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, June 8, 2019, at the Parkway Visitor Center. This month’s featured story is “Pitter Patter,” an adventure of Pitter and Patter, two raindrops making their way through the water … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Read with a Ranger Program: “Pitter Patter”

The Natchez Trace Parkway Commemorated the Battle of Ackia on May 25, 2019

May 30, 2019

TUPELO, MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway welcomed over 215 visitors on Saturday, May 25, 2019, to the Battle of Ackia Commemoration and Pioneer Days events. Joseph Smith, representative of the Chickasaw Nation, presented a special Junior Ranger program entitled “Chickasaw Culture and Life.” The program focused on how the Chickasaw people lived during the 1730s … Continue reading The Natchez Trace Parkway Commemorated the Battle of Ackia on May 25, 2019

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

May 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, June 1, 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

Natchez Trace Parkway Battle of Ackia Commemoration and Pioneer Day

May 22, 2019

TUPELO, MS:  Homeland Affairs Manager Joseph Smith from the Chickasaw Nation will present programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Starting at 10 am, Smith will present a 30-minute Junior Ranger program entitled “Chickasaw Culture and Life.” Children will learn and discover how the Chickasaw people lived around Tupelo … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Battle of Ackia Commemoration and Pioneer Day

Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Select Structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District

May 21, 2019

The Natchez Trace Parkway proposes to remove several structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District in Lee County, Mississippi. The houses were built in 1936 by the Resettlement Administration and transferred to the National Park Service (NPS) in 1940. The Parkway has been able to preserve a number of the structures by utilizing them as … Continue reading Natchez Trace Parkway Proposes to Remove Select Structures within the Tupelo Homestead Historic District

Punching Out Privet

May 17, 2019

TUPELO, MS: Removal of the non-native privet (Ligustrum) plantspecies in high-priority areas along the Parkway is in full swing this month. “Non-native plants live outside their original distributional range. As a result, non-native species tend to take over an area and out-compete native species,” said Natural Resource Specialist Deanna Boensch. “Once privet is fully established, little … Continue reading Punching Out Privet

In Valor There is Hope – Tacitus

May 14, 2019

LEE COUNTY MS – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation that designated May 15 as Police Officers Memorial Day; it falls within National Police Week. National Park Service Rangers have been protecting our most precious resources and America’s Best Idea, since the 1800s. Today, close to 2,300 law enforcement Rangers, Special Agents, … Continue reading In Valor There is Hope – Tacitus

Car Free Parkway Experience on the Natchez Trace Parkway

May 14, 2019

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will hold a biannual “Car Free Parkway Experience” day for bicyclists and pedestrians between mile markers 429 and 440 this Sunday, May 19. The Parkway will be closed in this area from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM. These events are scheduled to be held on the third Sunday … Continue reading Car Free Parkway Experience on the Natchez Trace Parkway