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We look forward to welcoming visitors to Mississippi's scenic outdoors and numerous tourism offerings throughout the state. Guests are advised to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines while traveling to and visiting our beautiful state. Safe practices include washing hands regularly with soap and water, minimizing close contact with others, maintaining a minimum of six feet of social distance from others, and wearing masks where mandated.

Visitors are also encouraged to stay informed of additional public health guidance in local destinations throughout the state to minimize risk to themselves and others. We will do our part to ensure all visitors can experience the joy of traveling to Mississippi. We thank you for doing yours.

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Welcome to Natchez!

We are so happy to have you here now or in the near future! Our shops, attractions, restaurants and lodging properties are back open and ready to host you. Please see our 'Open Responsibly' page for updated business hours.

Visit Natchez and the Natchez Convention Promotion Commission (NCPC) continue to work closely with local, state, and national partners to monitor the ever-evolving situation associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our city's residents and visitors is our highest priority. We realize the situation changes daily and we are doing our best to keep you updated with the latest local information. As always, your best source of information is to phone the attraction, restaurant or hotel directly if you have questions.

Given the fluid nature of the situation, we have gathered the resources below that may be helpful to you in monitoring the situation. Visit Natchez and the NCPC encourage all travelers, no matter their destination, to take the precautions suggested by the CDC and health experts.

Healthy Travel Habits:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others.
  • Cover your mouth/nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

We know life is crazy right now and we would love to put a smile on your face. That's why we launched our #MaskUpNatchez challenge. So many beautiful things surround us in Natchez and we would love to have a picture of you wearing your (hopefully colorful and fun) mask while you are out and about around town. Please post on any of your social media platforms and use our hashtag so we may share your image on our website.

We also want to include a few COVID friendly itineraries suggestions for you while enjoying all we have to offer.

Outdoor Adventures:

  • Bluff Park – Natchez’s greatest natural attraction – the Mississippi River – is best enjoyed from the vantage point at Bluff Park. Perched above the river, visitors are invited to walk through the park, admiring the mighty river and grand views. For stunning views, head over to the park at sunset.
  • Grand Village of the Natchez Indians – Spanning 128 acres, the Grand Village of Natchez features three prehistoric Native American mounds, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house and museum, offering guests a glimpse into the past of the original founders of this land.
  • Forks of the Road – What was once the second-largest slave market in the United States, Forks of the Road offers visitors a glimpse into our humbling past as a country through several informational panels discussing the slave trade in Natchez and the South, as well as slave chains preserved in concrete.
  • Proud to Take A Stand Monument – After being unveiled in late 2019, the Proud to Take A Stand Monument recognizes and honors the courage of numerous young civil rights activists in 1965. The monument contains over 400 engravings of names, including those of young men and women forced into the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman in October 1965. While at the penitentiary, African-Americans were abused and punished for days, ultimately being known as “The Parchman Ordeal.”
  • Natchez City Cemetery – The Natchez City Cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic places, established in 1822 when remains were moved to the present location. The beautiful grounds provide breathtaking views of the Mississippi River – never more beautiful than at sunset. Tombstone inscriptions embellished by romantic and mysterious tales draw portraits of the dearly departed interred here. The ‘Turning Angel’ statue is a can’t miss and is said to turn as cars drive by. Local author Greg Iles even has a book titled Turning Angel, which was named for the statue.
  • Fort Rosalie – Founded in 1716, this outdoor site is now part of the National Parks Service. The original fort was built in 1716 by the French, which essentially established the town of Natchez. Nothing of the fort remains. The property is now a park with picnic tables that is open from sunrise to sunset and open to visitors. For younger visitors, the area is also home to over 80 hidden treasures to find.
  • Natchez Golf Club – Natchez Golf Club was established in 1916 and is the home of the Historical Back Nine at Duncan Park. This 18-hole, par 71 course features a rolling terrain of 6,320 yards, covered in flowering Dogwoods, Long Leaf Pines, and towering Oaks draped in Spanish Moss.
  • Natchez Trails and Walking Tour – Visitors can choose from any number of self-guided walking tours including a nature trail, bluff trail, and picturesque St. Catherine Street trail among others. Not only will visitors get an in-depth look at a variety of museums and historic sites, but also one-of-a-kind views of the mighty Mississippi River along the bluffs.
Natchez Celebrates the Blooms!
Sip & See Stroll in the Go-Cup District

The GAZEBO or BANDSTAND on Broadway Street is a 20th-century replica of a 19th-century structure and sets the mood for a walk along our famous "open container" area of historic downtown. Looking from the bluff toward town, the visitor sees streets that form a grid. These are the same streets that were laid out by the Spanish when they rules Natchez in the 18th century. Directly in front of the gazebo in the side garden of BONTURA, c. 1851, is the largest crepe myrtle in Mississippi. As you continue along Broadway, you can view the more than 200 white Natchez Crepe Myrtles that were planted when the walking trails were established in the early part of the century.
There are opportunities for libations as you stroll along Broadway.
1. 100 Main Spirits & Eatery
2. Natchez Brewing Company
Turn right onto High Street. Pass CHEROKEE, c. 1836, on the left, and CHOCTAW HALL, c. 1836, on the right. At the corner see WHITE WINGS, c. 1833, which was the former home of Sallie Ballard who spearheaded the movement to plant 2,000 crepe myrtles to welcome in the year 2000. The corner of Pearl Street and High Street offers a fabulous view of STANTON HALL, c. 1857, the most palatial residence in Natchez. Turn right onto Pearl Street and admire the power of pink blossoms overhead in front of MYRTLE TERRACE, c. 1844. Enjoy the blooms and the dappled shade as you walk along.
3. The Guest House Inn & Mediterranean Restaurant
Turn left onto Franklin Street and stroll under some of the 150 pink, purple, and white crepe myrtles planted by the Adams County Master Gardeners in a 2011 project that helped to beautify Franklin and Main Streets.
4. Natchez Coffee Company
Continue on Franklin Street enjoying ANTIQUES ROW. Turn right on Rankin then right on Main Street. You might detour through MEMORIAL PARK to rest under the magnificent oak trees. Continue down Main Street with shops along the way. At Pearl Street, you will see blooms to the left and then to the right.
5. Pearl Street Pasta
6. Slick Rick's Cafe
You will find more opportunities for refreshments in the 300 block of Main Street at:
7. Andrew's Tavern
8. Biscuits and Blues
9. The Kitchen Bistro & Piano Bar
Among the various shades of pink blooms in the next block, you will find:
10. Fat Mama's Tamales
To see more trees in bloom, walk up Washington Street to marvel at the abundance of trees planted by ladies of the Garden Club in the 1940s. You will also find trees that are over 100 years old.

For a map and other details, click here.

Read the latest from Govenor Tate Reeves all signed versions of all executive orders related to COVID-19 can be found at

Local Resource Links:
The latest information from health experts regarding COVID-19 can be found on these websites:

Questions & Concerns

Coronavirus Hotline: Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday): 877-978-6453

Visit Natchez Questions & Concerns please contact: Lynsey Gilbert at 1-492-3000 or
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