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First Presbyterian Church

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Address: 117 S Pearl St, Natchez, MS 39120-3466
Phone Number: 601-442-2581

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The pastors are friendly, the church is beautiful and it is very welcoming. Diverse congregation is refreshing too. Fantastic photo collection upstairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Natchez, Mississippi
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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pastors are friendly, the church is beautiful and it is very welcoming. Diverse congregation is refreshing too. Fantastic photo collection upstairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

This man loved photography too and now you can view his extensive collection. It's wonderful and rich with variety. Cost is a suggested $5 donation. This congregation is blessed to get to enjoy this collection regularly. Look for the signs as the entrance to see this is seperate from the main church building entrance then you will be directed to... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 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!

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

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Arapaho
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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.

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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.

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Knoxville, TN
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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.

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Greater Cincinnati
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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.

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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!

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