Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Commemoration

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HOHENWALD, TN – The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate the life and legacy of Meriwether Lewis at the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site on October 12, 2019. National Park Service staff will be on site to answer questions and present a variety of educational programs about the historic Natchez Trace and the life and legacy of Meriwether Lewis.  Programs about Meriwether Lewis will be offered at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm. The visitor center and museum will be open in the restored cabin. Educational materials about the Parkway and Meriwether Lewis will be available.

Famed explorer Meriwether Lewis, then Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, was traveling the old Natchez Trace on his way to Washington, DC from St. Louis. He died on October 11, 1809, at Grinder’s Stand, an inn located on the old Natchez Trace, and was buried a few hundred yards away.

All programs are free to the public. The Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site is located at milepost 385.9 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Hohenwald, Tennessee. For additional information, please call 1-800-305-7417.