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First Presbyterian Church

Address: 117 South Pearl, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-442-2581
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Ranked #11 of 42 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural buildings, Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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142 reviews 142 reviews
80 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I believe this is a donation site, this is another place I donated on the way in and again on the way out. not only is there an unbelievable collection of historical natchez photos, but the building, in it's self is very interesting. if you like old historical photos you will enjoy this. I had missed it in the past,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

A local resident recommended this permanent exhibit to us, and it was a highlight of our visit. A selection of professional photos lovingly researched, blown up, framed, and curated, from a trove of 75,000 pictures discovered by a local doctor. All are related to people, places, and history of Natchez. Loved the portraits of ladies in their finery, showing changing... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

the chapel always has a photography display that helps a visitor understand more about the history, culture, and people of the region. The explanations under each photo brings the picture to life. We have been to Natchez twice and each time visited the chapel to see the display. The first time we saw the pictures of the freemen and women... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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57 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Thanks to a gentleman in Natchez who rescued old photographs of people and places in Natchez, this church has a fantastic exhibit that shows much of the history of the town and its people. There is so much to learn at this exhibit. One of the best we have seen. Amazingly, it is free.

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montreat
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes we find it is restful to find a church and just sit for awhile especially if you have been on the go all day. This church was not only beautiful inside but also outside. To add to this they housed an amazing photograph collection relating to the earlier history of Natchez which should not be missed.

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Kalamazoo
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It's wonderful this great old church has made a commitment to present this fantastic collection of photos...everything from the fashions of the day, note able Natchez citizens, great children's photos, steamboats, daily street scenes...it shows the city as it was, and still is. Worth the time...wish they had a book,with the photos in it. The church is also lovely and... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Admission is free to this historic church to view the collection of historic photographs that give a visual history lesson to what daily life looked like in Natchez over 100 years ago...fashion, homes, children, animals, riverboats, etc. One can also go into the beautiful sanctuary to just look or find a place for quiet meditation if desired. What a nice... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our party of 5 seniors (2 American, 3 British) first spotted this church on a carriage tour of Natchez upon arrival in town recently. The church was lovely from the outside, and we decided to go back to visit the next day. Were we ever glad we did! We entered via the State Street entrance, and were greeted by a... More 

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Letchworth ,
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75 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Apparently much overlooked but well worth a visit .The exhibition of photographs documenting Natchez people from pre Civil War onwards is amazing .Some of the photos you could have thought had been taken yesterday .The social history they tell is fascinating .

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Harrison, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Their exhibit of historic photos is incredible. The sanctuary is pretty much as it was during the early 1800's, just beautiful.

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