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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