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Natchez on a Nickel

Traveling on a budget? No worries, we’re here to help you get the most out of your trip while adventuring through Natchez on a nickel!

Traveling on a budget? No worries, we’re here to help you get the most out of your trip while adventuring through Natchez on a nickel! There are plenty of free things to do in Natchez — check out our list below.

  • Stop by the Natchez Visitor Center and check out all of the interactive exhibits, the timeline of Natchez and the view from our sky ramp.
  • Visit the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians for a tour of the museum, a walk on the nature trails, bird watch, geocache or just bring a picnic and enjoy the scenery. DSC_0044-300x199
  • Tour the buildings and grounds at Historic Jefferson College, hunt for geocaches or take a hike on one of the nature trails.
  • Watch the sunset from the gazebo at the Bluff Park overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River.
  • Picnic at Memorial Park, Duncan Park or the Bluff while enjoying the atmosphere.
  • Take a drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway or stop along the way and take a creek walk.
  • Walk the grounds of Melrose, part of the Natchez National Historical Park.
  • Browse the antique stores on “Antique Row” located downtown on Franklin Street, but don’t forget about the other antique stores around the downtown.
  • Visit the Saint Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge for a nature walk and bird watching.
  • While walking through the downtown, check out some of the art galleries scattered throughout.
  • Visit the William Johnson House and learn about the life of a freed man known as, “The Barber of Natchez”.American Queen and Natchez Trails Sign-resized
  • Grab a map of the Natchez City Cemetery at the Visitor Center and take a tour of one of the most historic cemeteries in the US.
  • Take a fun picture in Fat Mama’s Tamales bath tub, on the pig in front of Pig Out Inn or in front of Mammy’s Cupboard.
  • Enjoy a stroll through the downtown as you walk along one of the Natchez Trails. Be sure to start your trek at the Trails Pavilion towards the beginning of Broadway Street.
  • Take a tour and taste the wine made right here in Natchez at Old South Winery.