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First Presbyterian Church

117 South Pearl, Natchez, MS
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

the old church was very pretty but the old photo display that is ongoing/shown there is so worth at least 30 min to 1 hour of your time. It would be an especially good stop on a hot afternoon. It's quiet inside and a church member is there to offer info.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Interesting history, friendly guide, and beautiful building. The historical photographs on display in other parts of the building are a true gem. What a treasure.

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

Lovely building considering when building started, large with free access throughout. There was also an impressive display of very early photographs of Natchez and the trade on the river. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The clarity on the photographs in the exhibition was incredible given how old they were. Well worth visiting and you could stroll round at your own pace

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