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Immerse yourself in Mississippi’s historic Natchez

Immerse yourself in Mississippi’s historic Natchez

Powered by 240 horses, the sleek little speedboat rockets across the brown backwaters so fast that it feels like it just may take flight — but self-professed redneck Jim Bob Allgood looks completely relaxed.

Racing at speeds reaching 100 km/h, he’s turned halfway in his seat, right hand firmly on the wheel, his gaze alternating lazily between his on-board guests beside and behind him, and the willows whipping toward us at an alarming pace.

But Allgood, who runs a local tour company called Miss-Lou Tours and hosts a television program called Redneck Adventures, has been here before — many times.

“This river is in my blood — it’s in my veins,” he says in an accent as molasses-thick as the muddy waters below us. Cutting the speed, we slow to a crawl through a narrow channel, kudzu creeping on the swampy banks, snakes and state-record huge alligators not far from our hull.

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Food Network’s Meals in the Magnolia State: What to Eat in Mississippi

Meals in the Magnolia State: What to Eat in Mississippi

Biscuits

Natchez is famous for its antebellum mansions and riverboats. It’s also the Biscuit Capital of the World. Regina Charboneau, a seventh-generation native daughter, helped her hometown earn the official designation in 2008 and launch a biscuit festival, with a cook-off, demos and a crowning of a biscuit queen. A Paris-trained chef, Charboneau prepares extra-buttery, flaky biscuits that have become legend. She refined the homespun recipe with puff-pastry skills and built a nightclub in San Francisco, Biscuits & Blues, around their reputation. Now she has one by the same name in Natchez. Guests at her bed and breakfast at the Twin Oaks plantation house get to sample her biscuits, as do passengers aboard the cruise steamboat The American Queen. Her thyme-flecked biscuit dough tops the pot pies on the menu at the historic King’s Tavern, which also serves a few cocktails made with the rum from her husband’s distillery next door. Her biscuit recipe is no secret. She’s shared the method in cookbooks and cooking classes, and with national press.

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Lonely Planet’s Easy Trips: Nashville to Natchez

Easy Trips: Nashville to Natchez

Stretching from the rolling hills of Tennessee to the bluffs of the Mississippi, the Natchez Trace Parkway is one of America’s most scenic and historic drives. It’s also one of the most tranquil: semi trucks are banned from all 444 miles of the two-lane parkway. Today’s Trace was built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration along a well-trod route that carried wildlife, Native Americans and European settlers for centuries. As part of Lonely Planet magazine’s “Easy Trips” section, we’re giving readers tips on how to get the most out of their time on this long-trodden route. With the blaze of summer behind us and autumn’s blazing foliage ahead, it’s the perfect season to discover the fascinating history, music and culture of the Natchez Trace.

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Houston Style Magazine’s Natchez, Mississippi: History and Heritage On Every Corner

Natchez, Mississippi: History and Heritage On Every Corner

Nestled along the banks of the curvy Mississippi River and situated high on The Bluff is a piece of preserved United States history that tells a story for generations to come. Natchez, first settled by the French in 1719 – 1729 makes it the oldest city to be established along the Mississippi River! Once considered the second wealthiest city in the U.S. (behind NYC) in the 1800s, Natchez was a retreat for many well-known millionaires. There is no doubt that the history of Mississippi is the history of America. The Magnolia State continues to leave its imprint with playing a pivotal role in the Civil War and later serving as the setting for some of the landmark events in the struggle for Civil Rights. Today, Mississippi is easily regarded as a unique and rich intersection of history, architecture, commerce, culture, and the arts.

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Southern Living’s Best Things to do in the South this Fall: Natchez Fall Pilgrimage

Best Things to do in the South this Fall: Natchez Fall Pilgrimage

Natchez’s Fall Pilgrimage was recently selected as one of the best things to do this fall by Southern Living. One of the oldest river towns in America, Natchez features some of the most stunning historic homes in the South. Take this opportunity to see homes that are only open exclusively during Fall or Spring Pilgrimage. Fall Pilgrimage runs September 22–October 9.

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2017 Mississippi Magazine Best of Mississippi: Best Weekend Trip Awarded to Natchez

Natchez Awarded Best Weekend Trip in Mississippi

Celebrating over 300 years, this beautiful city overlooking the river boasts antebellum homes, delightful bed and breakfast escapes, fine dining experiences, and fun shopping. In Natchez, there is beauty among the history.

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Top Ten Places to Visit in the Deep South

Natchez, Mississippi

Best for: history and architecture

Natchez, the oldest settlement in the state of Mississippi, is a city shaped by French, African, Spanish and British influences.

Delve into its interesting history at the Natchez National Historical Park, the African American History and Culture Museum. A number of guided, self-guided, walking or carriage tours allow you to explore downtown.

Homes such as Dunleith, Longwood and Melrose (one of the best-preserved Greek Revival mansions in the South) are open to visitors, and are among the 1,000 structures on the National Register of Historic Places in Natchez.

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