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Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

400 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Natchez, MS
601-446-6502
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Ranked #26 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Museums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites, Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This historic village features a museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian House and three ceremonial mounds.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were a little disappointed. The museum is tiny with very few artifacts to see. The recreated hut was very spidery and buggy on the inside. I expected more. My kids were bored.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Grand Village is actually a state-operated museum with displays, a "touch" table, and a gift shop. They also have A/V about the site. The grounds are quite beautiful, with a nature walk around the mounds and down by St. Catherine Creek. There are no extant buildings, only artifacts (one recreated hut). The Natchez were a fascinating tribe, highly developed... More

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Silsbee, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

A recent trip to Natchez led us to the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. There is a very small museum/gift shop on the property. After viewing the items in both, we made the outside trek to the mounds. Overall, I was somewhat disappointed. Just not enough there to see. The site is open everyday except Sunday from 9 -... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

So this place isn't that impressive when you first look at it. The museum is small, but very informative! There is only one hut, but its cool to go inside and see how their houses used to look. And that's about it. So, for a more enjoyable time, I recommend bringing a picnic and eat in little meadow then go... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My visit gave me an understanding of ancient Natchez Indian culture. There is no admission fee and you cannot complain about the cost.

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a small and "off the beaten track" Village /musuem ... its worth a visit just to learn abouit the tribe that once lived and roamed in these parst ..sadly they have now been moved elsewhere ... but its important to learn about and honour the orignal settlers of this area. The most interesting thing about this place is... More

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Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Free entry to the grounds, we were the only people there. Two grass covered mounds, a few notice boards with information about what was thought the indians did there but no one really sure! A reconstruction in a sorry state of what was supposed to be an indian straw dwelling, but it was falling down. Not really worth the effort... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The museum is very tiny, and the information and literature offered is quite limited. I left the exhibit wishing there had been more detailed explanations of the artifacts and traditions they outlined. The exhibits seemed very dated, and the museum overall seemed tired. The grounds were scenic, but the availability of information about the village itself was inconsistent. There was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Natchez Indians were a major part of the history here and any visit to the town should include this museum. You may need to use your imagination a little as it is not huge but it would help to read some history books first to understand the history and the role of the Indians and how and when they... More

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Rockbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Natchez Indians were decimated when they went to war with the French in 1729. This is a venue for the thoughtful, although there are picnic tables and plenty of space for children to run around. There is also a nature trail which I did not take. The ceremonial mounds (used 1682-1729) and surrounding areas have been turfed and are... More

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