Open Air Tours Natchez
Open Air Tours Natchez
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City ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursSightseeing Tours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Take an in depth, narrated tour through the historic district of downtown Natchez, aboard a comfortable, quiet Global Electric Motorcar. The vehicle can accommodate up to 5 passengers, minimum of 2 people per tour, and after departing the Natchez Visitor Center, begins the tour at the site of the French fort, Rosalie, that was built when the city was established in 1716. It's a great way to get a good lay of the land when you first arrive, and helps you decide what else to see and do during your stay. RESERVATIONS are required!
Natchez, Mississippi

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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FootlooseEv
The Villages, FL12 contributions
Oct 2020
Sally, a Natchez native, knows Natchez backward and forward. Her interesting and engaging stories makes the history of the city come alive for tour participants. We enjoyed it completely and would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Natchez for the first time.
Written October 18, 2020
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Thank you for the terrific review Evelyn; it means a great deal to us that our patrons gain a lot of knowledge as well as enjoy themselves on our tour. We also appreciate your recommending us to future visitors! Safe travels to you.
Written October 21, 2020
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fox1958
New Orleans, LA9 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Sally is an excellent tour guide. She is very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining! She presented a plethora of accurate, historic information while interjecting her personality with a sense of humor. She answered all of our questions and then some. And she seemed to know a lot of the townsfolk along the way. We would highly recommend this tour with Sally as a way to familiarize new visitors with a thorough overview of Natchez before they go out to explore on their own.
Written April 29, 2021
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Thanks for the great review Janie and we are always happy to learn that our guest really enjoyed themselves on the tour. So glad you had such a good experience. Safe travels!
Written April 29, 2021
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Dana K
Monroe, NC5 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
LOTS of Laughter and Loving Her Town! Sally IS Natchez. She epitomized exactly our stay in this absolutely, charming and beautiful place dotting the Mississippi River. One article I read named Natchez, “ the hippest non hip city,” and although I would agree with that statement, one could certainly not forget the genuine hospitality brought to life. Sally was a hoot to sharing the town with us. She made us feel at home, sharing antidotes, gave incredible historical information about people and structures, shared architectural gems from columned mansions to antique firehouse restorations. There were plenty of picture worthy stops offered. Her exuberance was contagious and her friendships were endless as we waved and offered greetings to fellow townspeople along her route as though in a Fourth of July Parade. She gained our friendship & now no visit would be complete there without Sally.
Written May 26, 2021
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Dana K....we cannot thank you enough for the fantastic review. We are always delighted to hear that our guests not only learned a great deal during the tour but had a wonderful time while doing so. Please come visit again soon and send your friends our way as well. Safe travels!
Written June 3, 2021
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Road651137
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour of downtown Natchez with Sally! She was a joy to be around and shared so much of Natchez history! We especially loved her stories and her sense of humor. The fact that she knew so many people showed us how passionate she was about her job and her community! We appreciated the fact that safety was of utmost concern.....driving thru town, as well as Covid concerns! Her recommendation for Fried catfish and seafood was truly fulfilling! Best catfish ever! Thanks again Sally, You Rock!!

Rita & Marti (Texas)
Written October 15, 2020
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Thanks so much for the great review and it’s always nice to hear our guests had such a great time. We are deeply passionate about Natchez and it’s great to hear that it shows! Safe travels to you girls and please come back to visit again soon!
Written October 17, 2020
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Beth
4 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Sally was the best part of this tour. We have visited Natchez several times and never had the chance to take a guided tour. So glad we did. Sally puts heart and sole into every story she tells about the 30+ structures around the down town area. And....she is a great driver. Take it from the blonde, from Texas in the Tahoe. Thanks again Sally!!!
Written March 26, 2021
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Beth, you are a riot! I know you worked hard to get me to mess up, but I'm a "safety first" nut. Sorry you lost "the bet", but delighted you guys had such a great time. I always love having people on board who appreciate the effort we put into our tour to make it fun and memorable. Y'all be safe out there in your travels, and thanks for the great review! Sally
Written March 30, 2021
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Stephanie K.
Lancaster, PA16 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
Have a few days in “The Little Easy? A weekend? An hour? I recommend this tour! On a very leisurely self guided trip of the Mississippi Delta, I got to talking with the manager of a small railroad museum upstate about my travel plans. When she ran off suddenly and returned with the name of this business, its phone number, and accolades aplenty about Sally the owner, I knew it would be something that I would like!!

Sally, whose family has called Natchez home for generations, takes this little city and unravels its many layers like a sweet onion, teaching local history, and telling tales of local legends, while you cruise in comfort, catch the breezes, and enjoy watching the world go by. Natchez in particular is one of those places you’ll best appreciate with an engaging local guide. There surely is no one more fun than Sally to guide you- you’ll find yourself laughing and learning, letting history spring to life up the stairs of those graceful antebellum mansions, along the beautiful Bluffs that sidestep the Mighty Mississippi, and through the streets all over town. So many tales to tell and Sally weaves them together like a master storyteller without skipping a beat, hitting a pothole, or getting sidetracked when we managed to become part of the Memorial Day parade! One of my favorite memories of my two week Delta trip. Thank you, Sally!!
Written June 1, 2021
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Thank you for the amazing review OWG! And thank you for your patience when we inadvertently wound up in the parade for a short time. It just added another fun dynamic to the tour :-). It's always super to hear that our guests had a great experience, and we take great pride in making sure that is the case on every run. It's always a joy to read such flattering reviews and we deeply appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Safe travels!
Written June 3, 2021
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JMoore50
Ruston, LA35 contributions
Aug 2022
We highly recommend this tour, especially for first-time visitors to Natchez. Our guide was Laura, and she was delightful. Her love for the city and its history was obvious! Riding in the open-air at street level gave us a much more up-close experience than the buses, and we covered a lot more of the city than the carriage rides. We booked the last tour of the day, 4 p.m., and there was a breeze, so we did not get overheated, even for an August afternoon. OAT is the way to go!
Written August 15, 2022
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Thanks for the great review J. We’re always delighted to know that our guests not only learned a lot, but had fun in the process! Safe travels
Written September 2, 2022
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MadDunk
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Nov 2020
Loved our tour guide Sally! She was so knowledgeable about the historic area of Natchez, has lived there all of her life. She was very entertaining and it was fun to see all of the people that knew her and waved along the way. It was the perfect start to our trip to Natchez and get the lay of the land before we started touring.
Written December 2, 2020
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Thanks for the great review MadDunk. We are always happy, but never surprised, to hear you had such a wonderful time on board with Sally. She’s very well known and liked in the community, so no surprise that waves were exchanged along the way. Thanks again for the positive review and safe travels always!
Written December 3, 2020
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Elaine S
Biloxi, MS14 contributions
Nov 2020
Sally should be doing stand up at Comedy Central! She makes history hilariously fun while being totally factual and articulate. Her personality radiates throughout the tour as does her love of her hometown of Natchez. We felt blessed to have Sally as our tour guide. I urge everyone to partake of this informative and recreational experience with Open Air starring Sally Durkin!
Written December 3, 2020
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Well Elaine, you actually made me blush and that's not an easy achievement. Thanks so much for the fantastic review, I hope I can hold up that same persona for future passengers. I am so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and hope to see you again in the near future.
Written December 3, 2020
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Tony1865
Clearwater, FL20 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
5 out of 5 for us. I felt like we were family. We live a couple of hours from Natchez, and I felt like I was pretty familiar with the town. But man, I had no idea how little I knew! Sally is a 6th generation Natchezeesian (is that a thing?), and was just amazing as our guide. She joked before we started that everyone in Natchez knows everyone else, and before we finished the tour I believed her, based on the number of folks who waved and spoke. The open air cart was a lot of fun. As she shared Natchez tales, I almost got the sense she’d been eyewitness to all she told us. All that’s to say that I can’t recommend this tour too highly. It was that good. Natchez is a fascinating town, rich with history and amazing sights, and now I know it so much better.
Written July 30, 2022
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Thanks for the great review Tony. We’re always delighted to know that our guests not only learned a lot, but had fun in the process! Safe travels
Written September 2, 2022
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