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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Owner description: Natchez Trace Parkway begins in Natchez, MS and extends thru parts of Alabama and Tennessee. There are many historical... more » Owner description: Natchez Trace Parkway begins in Natchez, MS and extends thru parts of Alabama and Tennessee. There are many historical lookouts and trails along the parkway. « less
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Ranked #2 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St.... more » Owner description: Recognized as an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south, it is the spiritual home of a vibrant St. Mary Catholic community today. The construction of this place of worship was begun in 1842 as the Cathedral of the newly established Diocese of Natchez. The St. Mary congregation takes pride in the basilica's colorful and prayerful setting, and welcomes visitors from near and distant places. The city of Natchez, on the Mississippi River and the birthplace of Mississippi, is a tourist destination because of its historic ante-bellum homes. St. Mary Basilica, also ante-bellum, is the city's central landmark. « less
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Ranked #4 of 31 attractions in Natchez
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Ranked #5 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez,... more » Owner description: N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade. Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished. ...Now inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see. Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine. Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark. « less
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Historic Sites; National Parks; Cultural

Melrose is one of many antebellum mansions located in and around Natchez, but it is the only one operated by the National Park Service.  The park gives hourly tours of the Greek... more »

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Ranked #7 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Landmarks
Owner description: Home of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a unique collection of children's dolls and toys made from cloth and... more » Owner description: Home of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a unique collection of children's dolls and toys made from cloth and porcelain. « less
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: History Museums; Museums
Museum that chronicles the rich history and culture of African Americans in the southern United States.
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Ranked #14 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Emerald Mound is the second-largest Indian mound in America.
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Ranked #15 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
The grounds of this historic college include buildings dating from 1817 and a quaint nature trail.
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Ranked #16 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Parks; Outdoors
A perfect place to rest and relax as you gaze across the waters of the mighty Mississippi.
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Ranked #17 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Performances; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Gallery houses a collection of historic photographs (circa 1850-1951), printed from original negatives of famous... 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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Ranked #20 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
The oldest ladies' garden club dates back to 1932.
Ranked #21 of 31 attractions in Natchez
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Ranked #22 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Casinos/Gaming
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Ranked #23 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Museums
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Ranked #24 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Cultural
This historic village features a museum, a reconstructed Natchez Indian House and three ceremonial mounds.
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Ranked #25 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Browse through the many decorative items native to the Mississippi area.
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Ranked #26 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 31 attractions in Natchez
Category: Casinos/Gaming
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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
African American church founded by Richard Allen in 1760.
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Category: Art Galleries; Museums
Owner description: Rare Maps, Prints, Books, Historical Documents.Engraved & Lithographed Maps, Botanicals, Wildlife, Scenes, Views.16th,... more » Owner description: Rare Maps, Prints, Books, Historical Documents.Engraved & Lithographed Maps, Botanicals, Wildlife, Scenes, Views.16th, 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Century Items.George Ohr Pottery.Native American Pottery and Navajo Weavings. « less
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