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Top 20 Free and Cheap Things To Do in Natchez

June 4th, 2019

1. Historic Natchez Cemetery | CEMETERIES | CEMETERY ROAD, NATCHEZ, MS
Covering 100 acres, the Historic Natchez Cemetery was established in 1822 and is the final resting place of the first mayor of Natchez. It has many interesting marble monuments, creative iron fences, and artistically sculptured inscriptions, all depicting the traditions of the pre-Civil War era.

2. Natchez Trace Parkway National Park | NATIONAL & STATE PARKS | NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY, NATCHEZ, MS
Featuring a 444 mile road, Natchez Trace Parkway National Park offers visitors a driving route with scenic views of trees covered in Spanish moss. The park itself has a variety of historical sites to see like the Gorden House.

3. Bluff Park | PARKS | NATCHEZ, MS
Notable for its sunset views of the Mississippi River, Bluff Park has iron-fenced sidewalks that make walking along the bluffs comfortable for visitors.

4. Natchez National Cemetery | CEMETERIES | NATCHEZ, MS
Established during the Civil War, the Natchez National Cemetery is part of the National Register of Historic Places. The cemetery has gravel roads and a five-level terrace that is shaped like a wedding cake.

5. Natchez National Historical Park | NATIONAL & STATE PARKS | NATCHEZ, MS
Natchez National Historical Park contains the former home of African American barber and slave owner William Johnson, the antebellum estate of John McMurran, and French Fort Rosalie. The park also contains archeological objects and documents.

6. Longwood | ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS | 140 LOWER WOODVILLE ROAD, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
Magnificent and imposing, Longwood is a partially-finished mansion in Natchez, Mississippi. It is available for tours. Longwood is one of the most architecturally important buildings in Mississippi and is frequented by architects from throughout the United States.

7. Rosalie Mansion | HISTORIC HOMES | CORNER OF CANAL AND ORLEANS STREET, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
The elaborate Rosalie Mansion in Natchez, Mississippi is a historic site maintained and managed by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The mansion has a Colonial-style exterior, but is furnished almost exclusively in Victorian appointments.

8. Natchez Visitor Center  | VISITOR CENTERS | 640 SOUTH CANAL STREET, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
The Natchez Visitor Center is focused on helping visitors to the area plan and enjoy their visit to Natchez. Historical displays and films help to introduce the area's rich past. Discounted tickets to area featured venues are available.

9. St. Mary Basilica | ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS | 107 SOUTH UNION STREET, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
The cathedral of the diocese since 1886 until 1977, the St. Mary Basilica is the final resting place of the exhumed remains of the first catholic bishop of Mississippi.

10. Melrose | HISTORIC SITES | MELROSE-MONTEBELLO PARKWAY, NATCHEZ, MS
Built in the Greek revival architectural style, the Melrose mansion was declared a National Historic Landmark. It is furnished accordingly to the period prior to the Civil War. It has a 2 stories kitchen, a smoke house, and slave quarters, just to name a few of the amenities.

11. First Presbyterian Church | ARCHITECTURAL BUILDINGS | 117 SOUTH PEARL, NATCHEZ, MS
Built in 1830 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, the First Presbyterian Church is not only a place of worship, but also a place where holy sacraments can be performed.

12. Auburn Museum & Historic Home | HISTORIC HOMES |400 DUNCAN AVENUE, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
A popular site for special events, the Auburn Museum & Historic Home is also known for its architecture. Visitors who tour the mansion can see the free standing spiral staircase.

13. Stanton Hall | HISTORIC HOMES | 401 HIGH STREET, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
Built during 1851-1857, the Stanton Hall was built in the classical revival architectural style. It serves as a model for Disney's haunted mansion, and it can be rented for special events.

14. Emerald Mound | HISTORIC SITES | NATCHEZ, MS
A National Historic Landmark, the Emerald Mound covers 8 acres and was built by depositing earth at the base of a natural hill. Atop of it there are two smaller mounds. It was built by the ancestors of the Natchez Indians.

15. Forks of the Roads Monument | MONUMENTS | INTERSECTION OF LIBERTY ROAD AND WASHINGTON ROAD, NATCHEZ, MS
Forks of the Roads Monument provides plaques and informational signs with photos depicting what took place on this particular spot during slavery. Visitors can view old newspaper ads selling off slaves as well as ads offering rewards for lost slaves.

16. Greg Iles Tour | TOURS | 406 FRANKLIN STREET, NATCHEZ, MS
Karla Brown takes guests on an informative fun tour that includes over 40 sites presented in the bestselling author's books. 

17. Stratton Chapel Gallery | ART MUSEUM | 405 STATE STREET, NATCHEZ, MS
The history of Natchez is put on display at the Stratton Chapel Gallery through the use of photographs. Some of the earliest photographs are dated from the 1840s and include over 500 photos of steamboat activities along the river.

18 . Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture | HISTORY MUSEUMS | 307 MARKET STREET, NATCHEZ, MS
The history and culture of African Americans is chronicled and preserved at the Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture. The contributions to African Americans to the Natchez region are the basis for most of the exhibits.

19. Rhythm Night Club Memorial Museum | HISTORY MUSEUMS | 5 ST. CATHERINE ST., NATCHEZ, MS 39120
The Rhythm Night Club Memorial Museum is a historical museum built on the site of the Rhythm Night Club - the site of a tragic fire in which 209 people died. The museum is dedicated to the victims of the fire.

20. Natchez Ghost Tours | HAUNTED TOURS | 611 N UNION STREET, NATCHEZ, MS 39120
Offering introductions to haunted areas in the city, Natchez Ghost Tours is a local tourist attraction. Along with transportation to various venues, knowledgeable guides go along on each trip to provide background stories and facts about ghost sightings.



 
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