The Natchez Trace Compact Launches a New Website

The Natchez Trace Compact has a fresh look! We’ve launched our new website at

Enter to Win a $1,000 Gift Certificate from the Natchez Trace Compact

We are giving away a $1,000 gift certificate to a Natchez Trace Facebook fan!

New Section of the Multiuse Trail on the Parkway

The newest section of the Multiuse Trail opened January 21, 2011 along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

What Can You See in Tennessee?

Wondering what to do and see in Tennessee along the Natchez Trace? Take a look at these sites and attractions.

Attractions along the Parkway in the Jackson, MS Area

There are many fun and entertaining things to do and see in the Jackson, MS area!

Franklin Theatre Marquee Lighting Ceremony

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.

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

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.