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Historic Natchez Cemetery

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Address: Cemetery Road, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-445-5051

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A living art museum

I've read the Penn Cage novels and that was my reason for visiting the cemetery in the first place, but he doesn't do it justice: either in size or beauty. The monuments are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sara H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've read the Penn Cage novels and that was my reason for visiting the cemetery in the first place, but he doesn't do it justice: either in size or beauty. The monuments are impressive and the thousands of graves are an accurate representation of Natchez's rich history. It is truly a living art museum.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It doesn't get much better than ancient headstones and Spanish Moss! Beautiful cemetery! We could have spent all day there!

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Natchez, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I drove and worked in here in the fall. They have people in costume at different site to tell the store of that person when he was alive thought this was very interesting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the cemetery as part of a Greg Iles tour of Natchez. Fascinating stories behind some of the graves. Great views of the Mississippi from Jewish Hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large cemetery with narrow roads. A lot of history here! Each year in November the visitors center hosts, Angels on the Bluff! Ancestors of the deceased stand beside the grave , in costume and tell their story as if they are alive. It's a walking tour, you park at the visitors center and a bus takes you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like extremely old cemeteries then you will enjoy this large, old cemetery. It's well kept and there are signs to get to it and outlining the different sections. Natchez celebrated its 300th year anniversary on August 3, 2016 so there's many, many years of history at this cemetery.

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Vidor, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you take your time and look around, you'll see graves of people from many different countries. These people made Natchez home. There are the graves of church bishops, Jewish sections, a Catholic section, and headstones both old and new. If you like photography there are great opportunities here.

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an awesome free history lesson. The markers are well preserved. Getting out of your vehicle and walking around was really the best way to read the markers. There were memorial markers for unknown soldiers and many generational plot groups.

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Taylorsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful statues in remembrance of some colorful characters. My favorite grave site is that of a young girl who was afraid of thunder in life. In death, her mom had her coffin encased in glass and steps leading down to the glass enclosure so that she'd not be without her mom to keep her comfort during the storms even while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not easy to reach in a large motor home, but well worth the time to visit. We were particularly impressed with the variety of grave markers, the history here, and the maintenance of the grounds. This is obviously a treasured part of the Natchez experience given the age and current condition of this beautiful cemetery. All of the residents seemed... More 

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