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The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. This scenic parkway links Natchez with Nashville and crosses some of the most beautiful terrain in the states of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. The Parkway has been declared a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road, and has been chosen as one of America’s 10 best biking roads. Open year-round for motorists, hikers and bikers, it provides visitors the opportunity for an unhurried trip through time.

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What to Do

There are so many great historic and cultural highlights to visit on the Natchez Trace Parkway that it can seem difficult just deciding where to start. Allow us to help! From visiting interpretive sites to enjoying a tasty bite to eat in one of our 18 communities, your Natchez Trace journey will be filled with adventure.

Latest Trace News

Journeys of Discovery: Exploring the possibility explorer Meriwether Lewis didn’t commit suicide

June 17, 2021

Article courtesy of kcbx.org. Franklin, Tennessee historian and attorney-at-law Tony Turnbow, investigates the possibility that Meriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, didn’t commit suicide in 1809. Turnbow shares compelling circumstantial evidence that Lewis was actually murdered and robbed while traveling along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee. Turnbow also shares fascinating insights about Aaron Burr and […]

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Journeys of Discovery: A conversation with Franklin, TN historian–From Civil War to Civil Rights

June 11, 2021

Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Eric Jacobson, CEO of the Battle of Franklin Trust. Jacobson talks about the last major battle of the Civil War, The Battle of Franklin in Middle Tennessee, November 30, 1864. He also shares insights about the complex legacy of the Civil War—from advances in medicine to the advent of the KKK. […]

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Natchez Trace Parkway Named A Top Family-Friendly Campground in the US

June 10, 2021

The Natchez Trace was named one of the top-family friendly campgrounds from travelpulse.com. Read the full article here.

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Exploring the history and natural beauty of the Natchez Trace — once the most important travel route between Mississippi and Tennessee

June 4, 2021

This historic spot is the Natchez Trace, once the most important travel route in the Old Southwest. While only a smattering of the original path exists today, the trail and its rich history are preserved via the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway. Built between 1938 and 2005, the parkway follows the path of the original Trace, […]

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Remembering the Chickasaw Homeland and Tennessee’s “Trail of Tears”

May 30, 2021

Read the full article from the memphis100.com. In 1837, the 4th of July wasn’t a day of celebration for the 3,000 Chickasaw people gathered in Memphis that day. Instead, as part of the Great Removal under President Andrew Jackson, they were forced to gather their possessions and leave western Tennessee on what became known as […]

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Camp, hike, paddle and fish: Enjoy the outdoors at these 5 great places near Jackson

May 15, 2021

From visiting a town that no longer exists to exploring a swamp, there’s a lot to do in the outdoors within a short drive of Jackson, including the Natchez Trace Parkway. Read the full article from clarionledger.com here.

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