We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Presbyterian Church

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 117 S Pearl St, Natchez, MS 39120-3466
Phone Number: 601-442-2581

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 71 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 54
  • 15
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

The building is nice, but the best part are the photos upstairs. If I hadn't read this on Trip Advisor, I'd not have known it existed. Fantastic history of Natchez told through... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Vidor, Texas
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 69: English reviews
Vidor, Texas
Level Contributor
253 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is nice, but the best part are the photos upstairs. If I hadn't read this on Trip Advisor, I'd not have known it existed. Fantastic history of Natchez told through photos of young ladies, children, steamboats, families and businesses. What a great lesson!

Thank sally8363
Paducah, Kentucky
Level Contributor
197 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docent was not available, but the church and the exhibit were open. I spend almost an hour looking at the photos. They were excellent--not just in their presentation, but in how they represented the life of this town. Fashion, faith, family, the river, architecture---it was all there. Absolutely fascinating and worth another trip whenever I come back. Cannot recommend... More 

Thank Tina W
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

The church is lovely but the photography exhibit of life in Natchez that is upstairs is alone worth a visit. It covers all aspects of life in Natchez--families, fashion, business, industry, and social life. Vey engaging and humanizing. An hour well spent and if you have time, you will want to stay longer.

1 Thank Judgefoodie
Level Contributor
377 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

It is a beautiful church inside and out. Be sure to go upstairs to see all of the old pictures they have of the history of Natchez. Well worth a visit.

Thank Larry R
Level Contributor
400 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

They have a great photographic display of Natchez and the people who lived there. We spent about 45 minutes and probably could have spent more time. Very fascinating display. And free.

Thank PhoenixRobin
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The church is beautiful, has the window Mark Twain looked out of & early Natchez photo exhibit is fabulous.

Thank Jane4569
Greater Cincinnati
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We were treated to a great presentation by Brother Ignatius... an accomplished story-teller and musician (both on the piano and organ). The church's membership has suffered the same declination as Natchez's other churches. The history behind the beautiful stained-glass windows is interesting. The Tiffany windows do indeed offer richer colors, especially with respect to the blues.

Thank George H
Level Contributor
26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Very cool walk through time with the collection of photographs, From Gurney to Norman... The Gandy collection was a truly amazing array of photographs. From the ladies to the gentleman to the antebellum homes, to the steamboats. If you like old photography or just like history stop in and walk back in time of Natchez!

Thank Mia T
Baton Rouge
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We had struck up a conversation with a local at lunch, who told us about this incredible exhibit of historic photographs of Natchez people and places. I absolutely loved it! The photographs were restored from an old portrait studio, so there are hundreds of portraits of people of all ages and races, many in unique poses and dress. However, the... More 

Thank brgen
Moorpark, California
Level Contributor
611 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Absolutely a must see; the photographs are truly art and a history lesson rolled into one. You'll see 100 years of history in almost 500 photographs. The Victorian and Edwardian fashions of the women are exquisite and the photographs of the children and pets are adorable. You'll also see some buildings and boats, so a comprehensive collection well-laid out. I... More 

Thank Linda C

Travelers who viewed First Presbyterian Church also viewed


Been to First Presbyterian Church? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from First Presbyterian Church staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?