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LEARN FROM OUR LOCALS ARCHIVE

Welcome to our celebration of "Natchezians and Natchoozians"!

Here you will find all of our past locals and their interviews! Our Learn From Our Locals Campaign launched January 7th 2019 and each Monday we feature a new local and ask them some questions about their favorite parts of Natchez. Explore this page to see who our past locals were and what they have to say about Natchez!


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If you have any questions contact Stratton W. Hall at shall@visitnatchez.org or 601-446-6345




January 7, 2019

Visitor Reception Center

Margaret, Sarah, Anna, Jan & Liz
The team at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center can help you with all your travel needs!
Pictured here are just a few of the smiling faces that will greet you!

The Natchez Visitor Reception Center is located at the foot of The Mississippi River Bridge.
This building houses A Mississippi Welcome Center, Natchez Pilgrimage Tours, Visit Natchez, Eastern National Gift Shop & The Natchez National Park Service.
Staff can help you with tour tickets, accommodations, dining suggestions, City tours, city & state maps plus a warm smiling face. Come by for a visit to start your stay in Natchez off on the right foot!!!

Hear from Anna at the Natchez Visitor Center!

What is your favorite part about living in Natchez?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?


Describe your perfect Natchez day.





January 14, 2019

Natchez Coffee Company

Ericca Strauder, Morgan Blanton, and Jasmine Fells.
Come see Sharon Brown and her whole crew at Natchez Coffee Company!

The Natchez Coffee Company is more than just a coffee shop. Sure they offer coffee, espresso, and flavored cappuccinos, but they also serve sandwiches, salads, daily lunch specials, and blue bell ice cream. Wireless Internet is available, so bring your laptop to check your e-mail while you treat yourself to a chai tea or cup of joe. Natchez Coffee Company is located within walking distance of downtown hotels and a number of Natchez area bed and breakfasts, and sits right in the midst of downtown shops. Locals gather there for morning coffee, so stop in early and perhaps they'll fill you in on some Natchez history while you're there.

Natchez Coffee Company

What is your favorite part of being a business owner in Natchez?


What do you think makes Natchez such a special place?


What inspired you to open (or take over) a business here in Natchez?

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January 21, 2019

Ben Hillyer

Ben Hillyer - The Natchez Democrat
Mention "Learn From Our Locals"at the Natchez Democrat and get a Natchez Democrat 2019 Calendar at a discounted price normally $15 you can get it for $5!!
Valid while supplies last!

Ben Hillyer with the Natchez Democrat

Are you a Natcheezian or a Natchoosian?


What is your favorite part about living in Natchez?


What do you think makes Natchez a special place?


Describe your perfect Natchez day





January 28, 2019
Pictured is Pam Bouchillon, John Grady Burns, and Noah

Located in historic downtown Natchez, John Grady Burns offers seasonal blooming flowers,unique gifts, home decor, and event planning for your every need. Hours of operation are Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, summer hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, Wednesday 1:00pm-5:00pm (Memorial Day - Labor Day)

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Hear From John Grady Burns

Are you a Natcheezian or a Natchoosian?


what do you think makes Natchez a special place?


What inspired you to open a business in Natchez?





February 4, 2019
Melrose Estate is an 1800s Greek revival-style mansion sitting on 80 lush acres maintained by the National Parks Service. It is a well-preserved piece of America's history. Click here for ticket information. Come explore what is in your back yard today!

Let us know you heard about Melrose by mentioning Learn from Our Locals and using the hashtag #learnfromourlocals when you visit!

For more information about Melrose click here.

Hear from Barney Scoby Jr. at Melrose

Describe your perfect day in Natchez.


What is your favorite part about living in Natchez?


What made you want to work for the Natchez National Historical Parks Service?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?





February 11, 2019

Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast

Clermont Bluffs Bed and Breakfast claims over an acre and a half in a lovely, natural setting with a bluff view of the Mississippi River. But beyond the quintessential southern greenery of sprawling live oaks, productive pecan trees, giant Azaleas, and perfect fruit trees, is the soil that hold rich history of Clermont Bluffs. History buffs have a variety of eras with which they may feed their imagination, all while relaxing on our oversized, wrap-around porch.

Mention Learn from Our Locals and receive 10% off a two night stay when you call and book your room.

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offer valid until 3/15/2019

Hear from Troy Bickford at Clermont Bluffs B&B

Where is the best place to watch the sunset in Natchez, MS?


What inspired you to open a B&B in Natchez?


What is your favorite Natchez event?





February 18, 2019
Natchez Architectural and Art Discoveries is located in the heart of historic downtown Natchez. Specializing in selling architectural salvage from across Mississippi and Louisiana and art pieces from local Natchez artists. You can even have a cold beer while you browse their gallery! Natchez Architectural and Art Discoveries also hosts "Fourth Friday at Five" which features music, drinks, and dancing. Its a favorite event for locals and visitors! check out their Facebook to discover more details!

Let us know when you visit Architectural and Art Discoveries by using the hashtag #learnfromourlocals


Find out more here!


Hear from Jim Smith at Natchez Architectural and Art Discoveries

What inspired you to open a business in Natchez?


What is your favorite part of living in Natchez?


What do you think makes Natchez such a special place?





February 25, 2019
Downtown Karla Brown offers over five different tours and shuttle service to the areas major airports. choose from a Natchez History tour where you'll visit antebellum homes, the local winery, a trading post, and one of the fabulous local eateries. You can do a Greg Iles book tour where you can visit over 40 stops that Greg Iles mentions in his books. There is also a 2-hour ghostly getaway that takes you on a drive around Natchez to learn about local haunts and legends and even a venture into the old jail house and much more. For a list of all Downtown Karla Brown's tours click here to view the website.

Karla Brown is offering a Good Mood Food Tour that covers 6 restaurants in Natchez! Click here for more information. Share your delicious tour with us by using the hashtag #learnfromourlocals

Visit Website here.

Hear from Downtown Karla Brown

What inspired you to open a business?


Describe your perfect day in Natchez?


What is your favorite part of living in Natchez?





March 4, 2019

Hear from Avis King and Janice Sago

Save the Date! The 31st Annual Natchez Powwow features traditional Native American dancing, foods, crafts, and more. Descendants of the Natchez Indians and others from around the country attend the weekend-long event each spring, this year the Natchez Powwow will be March 29-31st

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

The Grand Village is a 128-acre site featuring three prehistoric Native American mounds, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house, and museum. Additional features of the site include a nature trail, a “Touch Table” for children, and a Visitor Center with gift shop featuring Native American crafts.Normal hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:30 – 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Mark your calendars for the 31st Annual Natchez Powwow March 30-31, 2019 10 AM - 5 PM.


Did You Know?
The month of March was traditionally known as the Deer Moon for the Natchez Indians and it signified the beginning of a new year complete with joy and renewal. Kick off the new year of the Natchez Indians by visiting the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians this spring. Discover even more interesting facts about the Natchez Indians when you visit the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and share them with us by using #learnfromourlocals!

Avis King

Are you a Natcheezian or a Natchoosian?


What do you think makes Natchez a special place?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?

Janice Sago

What is your favorite part of living in Natchez?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?


Describe your perfect Natchez Day?





March 11, 2019

Debbie Cosey at Concord Quarters

Debbie Cosey

What inspired you to open a Bed and Breakfast here in Natchez?


Describe your perfect day in Natchez.


What is your favorite part about having a Bed and Breakfast in Natchez?

Concord Quarters survives to tell the story of the lesser known story of African Americans who labored under enslavement to produce the cotton wealth of Natchez and to operate the mansion estates of wealthy planters.

Did You Know?Concord was the scene of the magnificent “Country Ball” given by the Duke and Duchess of Manchester, this ball was given just prior to the fire in 1901 that destroyed Concord. It was a reminder of the old time social festivals at “Concord”, and was largely attended. It was a brilliant affair and made suitable flues to the social chapter in the history of “Concord”.
Find out the full story of Concord Quarters by taking a tour throughout the year and let Debbie and Gregory Cosey know you heard about them on the Learn from Our Local feature! Use the hashtag #learnfromourlocals when you visit Concord Quarters.

Tours are Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 10:00, 11:00, 1:00 and 2:00. Concord Quarters has one tour on Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $15.00. For more information visit http://www.concordquarters.com/




March 18, 2019

Bryan "Barkeep" Price at the One Eleven Lounge

Visit Bryan "Barkeep" Price at the One Eleven Lounge at The Natchez Grand Hotel. The One Eleven Lounge is a full bar with signature drinks, light appetizers and impeccable service and hospitality. Spring has sprung with their Spring cocktail menu. Stop in an enjoy a walk on the bluff and a refreshing beverage from Barkeep Bryan.

Share your beverage or appetizer choice with us by using the hashtag #learnfromourlocals and #visitnatchez

For more informaiton about the Grand Hotel and The One Eleven Lounge click here.

Hear from Barkeep Bryan

Are you a Natcheezian or Natchoosian?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?


What do you love most about Natchez?


Describe your perfect day in Natchez?





March 25, 2019

Roy and Gay at Longwood

Longwood is the crown jewel of the historic properties in Natchez and is a "must see" for every visitor as it has a history unlike any other in the area. Tickets are available through Natchez Pilgrimage Tours located in the Natchez Visitor Center.

Did You Know?
Longwood is a six-story, 30,000 square foot mansion and was designed by Samuel Sloan for Haller Nutt and his wife Julia. Construction began in 1860 but stopped shortly after the civil war in 1861. If Longwood had been completed the home would have had 32 rooms, 26 fireplaces, 115 doors, and 96 columns. Today only 9 of those rooms are finished all of which are on the lower levels of the home. Visit Roy and Gay, and the rest of the guides of Longwood, to hear the complete history and story of Longwood. Use the hashtag
#learnfromourlocals and #visitnatchez when you take the tour!

Longwood can be toured seven days a week between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with the last tour available at 4:30. click here to purchase tickets.

Hear from Roy

Are you a Natcheezian or a Natchoosian?


What inspired you to become a guide at Longwood?


What is your favorite annual event?


What is your favorite part about Natchez?

Hear from Gay

Are you a Natcheezian or a Natchoosian?


Describe your perfect day in Natchez.


What inspired you to become a guide and Longwood?


What do you think makes Natchez such a special place?





April 1, 2019

Old South Trading Post

Southern hospitality is alive and well at The Old South Trading Post. They carry the largest selections of Mississippi and Louisiana items in the region. They carry homemade items, t-shirts, treats and much more! Whether you are selecting a gift for a special occasion, holiday, or a souvenir from Natchez, The Old South Trading Post will help you live the legend of the South.
Open seven days a week
9am - 5 pm

hear from Johnathan Wood at the Old South Trading Post

How long has the Old South Trading Post been open in Natchez?


What is your favorite part of being a business owner in Natchez?


What is your favorite annual Natchez event?





April 8, 2019

The Team at Go Mart

The Go Mart located at 4 Sgt. Prentiss Dr is the only locally owned and operated gas station and convenience store in Natchez. Stop in today to get a cool drink or snack and say hello to Carolyn, Sandra, Tabitha, Kimberly, and Barbara! Make Go Mart your one stop shop!

Let them know you saw their feature on VisitNatchez.org!

Hear from Tom Graning and his Team at Go Mart

What inspired you to own your own business in Natchez?


What is your favorite part about being a business owner?


What do you think makes Natchez such a special place?


What is your favorite event in Natchez?

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