Natchez Tourism, Mississippi

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Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States. Natchez has a total population of 15,792 (as of the 2010 census). Located on the Mississippi River across from Vidalia in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, Natchez is some 90 miles (140 km) southwest of Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, which is more in the center of the state. Because of the way the states are aligned, it is about 85 miles (137 km) north of Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana, which is also located on the lower Mississippi River. Natchez is the 25th-largest city in the state. It is named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans, who with their ancestors, inhabited much of the area since the 8th century CE and through the French colonial period.


Your first impression of Natchez is probably bound to be something like “This is such a cute place!” Adorned by characteristically European antebellum homes, this city is a tiny slice of Europe in America. While the city is more popular for its 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway, a historic forest trail used for activities such as cycling marathons among other recreational activities, you cannot miss its heritage tours either. The best time to visit Natchez is during the months of Spring and Fall, when locals open their mansions for visitors. The Natchez tourism, mostly emphasizes on the local landmarks, some outdoors, and even gardens. So, if you ever happen to visit Natchez you must head to Longwood, a historic antebellum octagonal mansion, as it is one of the most important. Follow this up with Natchez Trace Parkway, St. Mary Basilica, Historic Natchez Cemetery, Rosalie Mansion and the Stanton Hall.


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