Natchez – It’s what you love about the south
Welcome to Natchez, a melting pot of cultures with a distinctive attitude towards music, food, and old-fashioned hospitality. Natchez’s location on the Mississippi River made her a welltravelled town, resulting in a blend of African American, British, French, Native American, and Spanish influences. The oldest continuous settlement on the Mississippi River, Natchez has earned a name as the Bed and Breakfast Capital of the South and Biscuit Capital of the World. Home to literary treasures, delicious cuisine, exciting festivals and much more, you will never run out of things to do and see in Natchez.
For starters, there’s our most famous attractions: postcard-perfect inns, noble churches and stately mansions built before the Civil War. For anyone who didn’t grow up with antebellum architecture, the allure of historic buildings all throughout Natchez is hard to resist. And why would you? With a walkable downtown and so many sites just minutes apart, tours of Natchez are natural to-dos on any visitor’s list.
Natchez is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors. Biking and walking trails crisscross the area, many along the historic Natchez Trace. The Mississippi flyway makes Natchez a hotspot for birding during migrations, and camping, boating, hunting and fishing are a way of life here — you’ll find all the gear you need if you’re travelling light or lose your favourite lure.
You’ll be glad to know we do our share of shopping in Natchez too! Antique stores, specialty shops and art galleries offer fine ways to pass the time, at least by day. After dark, blues and other live music rule Natchez’s nightlife, with bands all across town and Under the Hill, plus karaoke and dancing into the night.
Join us this spring and experience what Natchez is all about, with several festivals including the RiverStock Music Festival and the Natchez Festival of Music, our Spring Pilgrimage, and last, but most delicious, the Natchez Food and Wine Festival.
And, don’t forget to mark your calendar for a return visit in 2016 for the Natchez Tricentennial, when the City will be celebrating her 300th birthday. The year will include fascinating events and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. 2016 promises to be an exciting yearlong celebration.