Natchez is a family friendly city with an abundance of entertainment options. The city is full of events all year round that can really enhance a family's stay as well; visit the events and festivals page for information on these.

There are many historic tours and parks to visit in Natchez. For starters you can head to the Natchez Trace Parkway. This National Park is full of family activities such as: hiking, fishing, biking, picnicking, swimming and more.  Visit an old trace wayside inn or an ancient Natchez Indian ceremonial mound.

The Natchez National Historic Park combines the city's old forts such as the original Fort Rosalie and commemorates the original plot of Natchez. This park is usually better for slightly older kids but it does offer a junior ranger program that many ages will enjoy. For your fill of area culture, visit the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The village includes a museum, Indian mounds and more.

St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge provides an exciting outdoor adventure for young and old alike.  Thanks to the refuge, bald eagles are making a big comeback in this area, and that draws birdwatchers from all over the U.S.  There's also limited hunting, fishing - especially for the kids, hiking, and wildlife photography.

Antebellum home tours are another popular way to keep your family occupied. For more information visit

There are other activities as well such as horse-drawn carriages, and ghost tours by bus. Make sure to visit the tourist guide before you come to Natchez, to see lists of hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, attractions, and more.