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Stratton Chapel Gallery

405 State Street, Natchez, MS
601 442 4741
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Natchez
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
Owner description: Gallery houses a collection of historic photographs (circa 1850-1951), printed from original negatives of famous photographers such as J.M. White,... more » Owner description: Gallery houses a collection of historic photographs (circa 1850-1951), printed from original negatives of famous photographers such as J.M. White, Henry d. Gurney and Henry C. Norman. « less
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Meridian, Mississippi
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was amazing. I felt as if I had stepped back in time 150 years! Upon touring Dunleith as overnight guests, we had seen several photographs there already of the Carpenter family who lived in the house for 90 years, as well as a man with an incredible story-John Lynch. The photographs were some of my favorite things about the... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great place to spend some time hearing the history of the Presbyterian Church. This building is very interesting and has pews with doors. Upstairs is the photo gallery showing hundreds of photos of life in Natchez from about 1865 to 1903. Really gave you a good idea of how people dressed and lived. No charge but a donation box was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had a wonderful visit here! The docent who showed us around was very informative and friendly! The picture museum was extraordinary! A must see!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Photos from the 1800s capture life in Natchez. There is a room of baby photos, street scenes, brides, river activity, etc. More than just photos, these pictures paint a tangible picture of historic Natchez.

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Longview, TX
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11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This houses a collection of photographs that depict life in Natchez among ordinary citizens and town notables alike. No other visual interpretation available anywhere depicts the Mississippi River Steamboat Era in such detail, with such precise images and detailed supporting text. Just walking through the collection, absorbing the images one after another after another will leave visitors with a distinct... More

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This attraction is free and well worth the time to visit. It house an terrific collection of photos of Natchez resident from earlier times. The homes in the area are beautiful, but learning about the people is priceless.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This attraction is free and is one of the best collections of old photographs of Natchez. You will not be disappointed.

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

If you're visiting Natchez, you'll undoubtedly be visiting several of the magnificent mansions around town. But what you miss as you tour these houses is any real sense of those who lived there, their children and servants, what they did, what the rest of Natchez looked like, etc. etc. Do yourself a favor and visit the Stratton Gallery and peruse... More

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Hattiesburg, MS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2009

This collection is astounding. The "guide" at the front door said that pictures were all developed from glass negatives that had been sitting on a Natchez patio in cardboard boxes. I can't imagine the patience and time it must have taken to hand develop each one but they shed light on the past in a way no film or book... More

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Little Rock, AR
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2008

This exhibit rivals any in a fine museum. We were lucky to have a very knowlegable volunteer staffing the church and photograph display that gave us a delightful tour of the church and a lot of background on the photographs. Captions with the photographs provide great background if you are not so lucky. You must see these photographs if you... More

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