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It seems like Natchez is always in the news!  There are just so many wonderful things about our town, people can’t help but talk about it. Click any of the links below to read the latest news about Natchez.

March 10, 2017

Country Living: 26 Under-the-Radar Southern Towns for Girlfriend Getaways

This storied Magnolia State town is sure to kick your wanderlust into full gear. First, its gorgeously preserved historical homes provide custom-curated tours for gal groups wanting a Gone with the Wind-inspired experience (don’t miss the As You Like It Silver Shop!). Second, you can live out your old-house fantasies by staying at the Bisland House(which also offers a special girlfriends package), erected in 1904. Third, if all that down-home charm isn’t enough to win you over, the “Knock You Naked” margaritas at Fat Mama’s Tamales certainly guarantee a good time. Soak up picture-perfect views at Hotel Vue‘s bar, where you can exchange toasts while watching the sun set over the Mighty Mississippi. Before you leave, […]

February 12, 2016 10 Amazing Destinations Celebrating Major Anniversaries in 2016

Natchez, Mississippi: 300th Anniversary Originally a wooden palisade fort built by the French in 1716 on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, Natchez is one of the oldest towns in the country and it will be celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2016. Today, the original Fort is part of the Natchez National Historical Park. Visitors will also be able to attend a number of events planned for Natchez’ tricentennial anniversary. To Read More…  

February 9, 2016

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. To Read More…

February 3, 2016

Southern Living: 50 Best Places in the South

41. Celebrating Milestones: Natchez, Mississippi Turns 300 Famous for its Spring Pilgrimage, the oldest city on the Mississippi River has historic mansions open year-round. To read the entire article…

January 19, 2016 A Dozen Must-See Destinations for 2016

Natchez, Miss. This small city, about 170 miles upriver from New Orleans, is celebrating its 300th anniversary. Natchez is on a bluff above the Mississippi and full of tragic, surprising history (it seems to be the oldest settlement on the river) and elegant architecture. It’s also the southwestern end of the Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile scenic highway through Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee that once was an American Indian trail. No billboards, no businesses, no commercial vehicles, but plenty of cars and bicycles. Natchez has home and plantation tours; art galleries; a Museum of African American History and Culture; more than 40 bed-and-breakfasts; and Natchez National Historical Park. The park […]

January 6, 2016 Hottest Vacation Spots in 2016

With 2016 being a few days away, people might want to think about beginning to plan next year’s vacation. CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with some suggestions of the hottest spots for 2016. To Read More…

November 25, 2015 13 Unique Coffee Shops In Mississippi

These 13 Unique Coffee Shops In Mississippi Are Perfect To Wake You Up Long gone are the days when coffee was just coffee and the only decision it involved was cream or sugar. But the drink isn’t the only thing that has changed. In the past, buying a cup of Joe from a gas station was the norm, but today, coffee shops are a much more common choice. And even though most of rural Mississippi isn’t filled with Starbucks and other national chains, the state has a ton of amazing locally-owned coffee shops; here are 13 of them. 2. Steampunk Coffee Roasters, Natchez 8. Natchez Coffee Co., Natchez To Read The […]

November 10, 2015

Made in Natchez

So often we find ourselves traveling to cities where we just want to take something local home with us. Well, we have made that easy for you with our list of pantry products that are made right here in Natchez, Mississippi. You can even have most of them delivered right to your door step, but it is much more fun to buy them in person so you get the whole experience! ________________________________________ Charboneau Rum   Mississippi’s first legally distilled rum can be found right here in Natchez. Charboneau Distillery offers Charboneau White Rum, sourced from a Louisiana sugar mill just a few hours away. Rum, $32.99    ________________________________________  Darby’s Fudge & Muscadine […]

November 5, 2015

Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015: Natchez Jam

OPRAH’S FAVORITE THINGS 2015 Oprah says this year’s 87 gorgeous gifts “just might be the most versatile and fun ever.” Pick up the December issue of O to find out how you could win them all, and find your Favorite Things at Gourmet Jam Set Southern Comfort “I love just about anything from Natchez, Mississippi—especially these all-natural jams, which would be perfect in the morning with a biscuit. They have varying amounts of jalapeño, so you get a little heat with your sweet.” — Oprah Originally $27, now 20 percent off with code OPRAH Available at: To Read More…

October 28, 2015 Road Tripping Natchez, Mississippi

The thing that strikes me most about Natchez, Mississippi is the views. The city — which is gearing up to celebrate its tricentennial — was settled in 1716 by French colonialists and is situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Historic architecture is the primary draw for me and the countless people visiting yearly for the Fall Pilgrimage, which wrapped up earlier this month, to tour plantations, as Natchez is said to have one of the highest concentrations of them in the country.  Just under three hours from New Orleans, this is an easy, scenic trip and will have you feeling relaxed and revived after two or three days. To […]