Just off the Natchez Trace Parkway and worth a short stop to imagine Native American life 1000's of years ago.
Not to be missed on the Natchez Trace journey, Emerald Mound is only a few minutes off the main road a few miles North of Natchez, MS.. Even though the mound has print narrative on site, it is best to review the history of the Mound Building societies of North America, including the geographic magnitude across mid-America as far West... More
It is much bigger than it looks in the pictures and you are welcome to climb it. (There are stairs.) That said, it is not something special. And I am Native American myself, so I totally understand the significance and importance of Indian mounds. Just being honest, you should not skip it, but do not expect to spend a lot... More
The Trace is one of my favorite places to go. So much history and not an 18 wheeler in sight!!! We decided to visit Emerald Mound and found it to be very peaceful. We accepted the invitation to go to the top and had quite a discussion about Native American culture with our 10 year old grandson. He was so... More
It's interesting but if you are short on time, it is not a must see. It was good to take my kids too... They could burn off some energy and they were overloaded with southern homes and history at this point.
Emerald Mound is a huge pre-columbian earthen mound located in a wooded, rural area. There are several interpritive signs to help you appreciate the mound. The site is administered by the National Park Service. There are no facilities at this site. Would be nice if there was some sort of museum, or even restrooms, but are none. Lack of facilities... More
The nation's second largest Mississippian structure is roughly 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 football fields in area and 35 feet high. An ascending path and stairway lead you to the top where you can truly experience the scope of the ceremonial mound used by pre-Natchez native Americans 1200-1650 CE. There is educational signage. This is part of the Natchez Trace... More
Its just a dirt mound with grass. The picture is enough. You don't need to drive there. You are wiser to spend your time at the plantations. Also spend time eating in a plantation. If you are on the trace check out the swamp. A picture doesn't do that justice.
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