Lonely Planet:Natchez: 300 years of life on the river

Natchez is a city that has weathered three centuries of tumult and transformation. It is one of the oldest continuous settlements on the Mississippi River, besting New Orleans, its’ bigger, flashier neighbor, by two years. It was spared much of the physical destruction that other cities saw during the Civil War, and its unrivaled array of antebellum architecture offers a singular experience of a trans-formative era of American history.

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