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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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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

Franklin Theatre Marquee Lighting Ceremony

January 24, 2011

It has been more than 40 years since the Franklin Theatre’s marquee has lit up 419 Main Street in Historic Downtown Franklin, and on Jan. 29, 2011, at 5 p.m., the marquee will once again shine. The Next Generation of the Heritage Foundation, comprised of 21-40 year old Heritage Foundation members, has made a $100,000 pledge to fund the replica of the original 1937 Franklin Theatre Marquee.

In honor of this special occasion, the Next Generation Heritage Foundation is sponsoring a “Champagne and Shopping Hour” beginning at 4 p.m. in many of the shops on Main Street.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Welcomes Firehouse Community Arts Center for Black History Month

January 21, 2011

In recognition of Black History Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host the Firehouse Community Arts Center of the Memphis Black Arts Alliance (MBAA) on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Using the performing arts of drama and music (song and instrumental) and visual media projections, the Firehouse Community Arts Center will offer education and entertainment for this year’s Black History Program. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, located at milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Natchez

January 19, 2011

A southern start in Natchez is a nice way to begin your journey. Overlooking the majestic Mississippi River, the town overflows with romantic history of grandeur and charm.

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Port Gibson

January 18, 2011

About 40 miles outside of Natchez is the historic town of PORT GIBSON featuring homes, churches and public buildings in a town General U.S. Grant declared “too beautiful to burn.”

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Raymond

January 17, 2011

Forty miles north of Port Gibson brings you to the small antebellum city of Raymond. Raymond relies on its picturesque charm and Civil War history to welcome visitors. An interesting driving tour highlights the historic Hinds County Courthouse (1859) and the Dupree House (1878).

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Clinton

January 16, 2011

Known for southern hospitality, Clinton has many unique opportunities for guests of all ages.

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