Homochitto National Forest

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Homochitto National Forest

You will find nature at its finest throughout the Homochitto National Forest and could spend hours hiking along the many creeks and trails that thread this enchanting woodland. The Clear Springs Recreational Area, consisting of a man-made lake, campground, picnic grounds, swim area, and two hiking trails. The longer of the two trails in the Recreation Area, Clear Springs Trail, is developing a reputation as one of the top three mountain-bike trails in Mississippi. Most campsites are secluded and either overlook the lake or are within an easy walk of the lake. Two CCC constructed pavilions on either side of the lake provide a comfortable place to enjoy the surrounding beauty and watch the wildlife. With a nice assortment of car, tent, recreational vehicle (RV), and motorhome-friendly camping, Clear Spring offers diverse collection of activities that will keep all entertained making it a good place for a family camping vacation.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

A religious structure once stood atop the Temple Mound and housed bones of previous chiefs (called Suns). A sacred perpetual fire was kept in the Temple’s inner sanctum, symbolic of the sun, from which the royal family had descended.

The 128-acre Grand Village site features a museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian House, and three ceremonial mounds. Two of the mounds, the Great Sun’s Mound and the Temple Mound have been excavated and rebuilt to their original sizes and shapes. A third mound, called the Abandoned Mound, has been only partially excavated. After three major archaeological excavations at the Grand village by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no more digging investigations are planned for the site. The unexcavated areas of the site will be preserved intact, representing a sort of “time capsule” from the Natchez Indians’ past.

On the nature trail, native trees, flowers, and shrubs are identified. The Visitor Center offers interpretive exhibits and a gift shop featuring Native American crafts. A “Touch Table” invites children to handle tools and other objects the Indians employed.

Hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm.

  • 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-6502
  • Visit Website

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

A religious structure once stood atop the Temple Mound and housed bones of previous chiefs (called Suns). A sacred perpetual fire was kept in the Temple’s inner sanctum, symbolic of the sun, from which the royal family had descended.

The 128-acre Grand Village site features a museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian House, and three ceremonial mounds. Two of the mounds, the Great Sun’s Mound and the Temple Mound have been excavated and rebuilt to their original sizes and shapes. A third mound, called the Abandoned Mound, has been only partially excavated. After three major archaeological excavations at the Grand village by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no more digging investigations are planned for the site. The unexcavated areas of the site will be preserved intact, representing a sort of “time capsule” from the Natchez Indians’ past.

On the nature trail, native trees, flowers, and shrubs are identified. The Visitor Center offers interpretive exhibits and a gift shop featuring Native American crafts. A “Touch Table” invites children to handle tools and other objects the Indians employed.

Hours are Monday – Saturday 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm until 5:00 pm.

  • 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard
  • Natchez, MS 39120
  • Phone: (601) 446-6502
  • Visit Website

Devereaux Shields House

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Devereaux Shields House

Escape to quite times, comfort and history in Natchez, Mississippi. Come to The Devereaux Shields House in Natchez, one of the Queen Ann Victorian homes in a city filled with architectural magnificence. The Devereaux Shields House is an elegant two-story home set on exquisitely manicured gardens covered with Natchez crepe myrtles and camellias. The Devereaux Shields House, on the National Historic Register for significant homes, is a small Queen Ann Victorian Inn surrounded by carefully manicured gardens. The home was built by Ms. Devereaux Shields in 1893 and cared for over the years by only a few owners.

Devereaux Shields House

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Devereaux Shields House

Escape to quite times, comfort and history in Natchez, Mississippi. Come to The Devereaux Shields House in Natchez, one of the Queen Ann Victorian homes in a city filled with architectural magnificence. The Devereaux Shields House is an elegant two-story home set on exquisitely manicured gardens covered with Natchez crepe myrtles and camellias. The Devereaux Shields House, on the National Historic Register for significant homes, is a small Queen Ann Victorian Inn surrounded by carefully manicured gardens. The home was built by Ms. Devereaux Shields in 1893 and cared for over the years by only a few owners.