Fort Rosalie

Fort Rosalie, founded on August 3, 1716, was created as a French colonial bulkhead that has lead to the oldest permanent settlement on the lower Mississippi River--the City of Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez National Historical Park opened the Fort Rosalie archaeological site to the public for the first time on August 3, 2016--the 300th anniversary of its completion by French oversight and Natchez Indian labor. Today, there is a green space maintained by the National Park Service with picnic tables. The site is open from sunrise to sunset.
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