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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.

August 23, 2017

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 […]

August 17, 2017

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 […]

August 16, 2017

Sainsbury’s Magazine Southern Comfort: Kevin Gould immerses himself in the soulful food and music of America’s Deep South

To see PDF of full article: Sainsbury’s Magazine Southern Comfort: Kevin Gould immerses himself in the soulful food and music of America’s Deep South

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 […]

July 25, 2017

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. See full article: Best Things to do in the South this Fall

July 5, 2017

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. See full article: Best Weekend Trip in Mississippi

June 26, 2017

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. See full article: Top Ten Places to Visit in the Deep South

June 15, 2017

24 Hours in Natchez

Even the threat of tornadoes could not put a damper of Dig BR writer Sean Gasser’s trip to Natchez, Mississippi. Check out his itinerary for 24 hours in Natchez. See full article: 24 Hours in Natchez

May 25, 2017

3 Perfect Days in Natchez, Mississippi

Read about Orbitz writer Sheryl Nance Nash‘s trip to Natchez and all of the wonderful food, tours, history and southern hospitality she enjoyed while here. “The past is ever present in Natchez, Mississippi. There’s the history you see, like the majestic antebellum homes, and then there’s the invisible, yet palpable history that permeates the air like ghosts. At 301 years old, this town has stories and secrets. But just as fascinating as its past is its present and future.” See full article: 3 Perfect Days in Natchez, Mississippi

May 22, 2017

Meet Mississippi’s Favorite Food: The Tamale – Zagat Documentaries, Episode 36

While tamales are closely connected to Mexican cuisine, these corn or cornmeal made dishes – often stuffed with various meats and vegetables – have many cultural influences, especially in the Mississippi Delta. Zagat editor Billy Lyons traveled to the region to discover the stories behind a selection of restaurants that make up the state’s famed tamale trail. Craving tamales on his return home, Lyons visited Gordo’s Cantina in Queens to explore the differences and similarities behind this well traveled treat.