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We invite you to experience our history first hand as you explore some of the most well preserved and architecturally stunning antebellum homes in the American South.

History in Natchez is not just something we read about in books. Here, history lives. It lives in our traditions, our heritage and in the structures that line our city streets. We invite you to experience this history first hand as you explore some of the most well preserved and architecturally stunning antebellum homes in the American South.

Natchez has thirteen National Historic Landmarks and over 1,000 structures on the National Register of Historic Places. Over 600 of those listed are either residential or out-buildings of a residence, and a large number of those antebellum homes and buildings can be seen right within our walkable downtown area. A number of historic churches are scattered throughout the city, and you can easily add some extra days to your stay by planning day trips to Frogmore Plantation, Windsor Ruins, the lower Natchez Trace, or perhaps the Clark Creek Nature Area located in Woodville, MS, just 30 minutes south of Natchez. Tickets for Natchez tours may be purchased at the Natchez Visitor Center for historic homes, horse drawn carriage rides and events taking place in the area. The Natchez Visitor Center is located at 640 South Canal Street at the head of the Mississippi River bridge, and has all your Mississippi travel and Southern travel needs on hand.

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Banker's House

107 S. Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
The Banker's house offers a picturesque setting along Canal St., as it sits tucked away from traffic behind two guarding Magnolia trees. The home is fronted by gray marble and fatures a Grecian portico with colossal Ionic columns. The homse is finished in stucco and scored to resemble stone. Circa 1838

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En Francais

640 S. Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (800) 647-6742
Region: Downtown
Pour les tours en francais. Tous les visiteurs francophones de France, de Belgique, de Suisse, du Quebec, de l'Afrique dite francophone et d'ailleurs, peuvent entrer en contact avec le guide experimente de Natchez, de langue maternelle francaise, vivant dans la region Mississippi-Louisiane depuis 1991. Pour cela, cliquez sur le lien ci-dessus et obtenez le site la vousy trouverez toutes les informations necessaires pour entrer en contact avec Jean-Claude Coullerez. Faites le, vous ne le regretterez pas!

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Netterville House, The

401 N. Commerce Street
Natchez, MS 39120
The Netterville House is a classic Victorian-Style home located in the heart of the historic district. It's most outstanding feature is the turret on the front corner of the home, which conjures up romantic scenes in the minds eye.

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Ranger-Guided Downtown Tours

211 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-5790
Region: Downtown
Natchez Downtown Walking Tours National Park Service, US Department of the Interior All walking tours begin at the William Johnson House, 210 State Street, and last approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Please bring water and appropriate walking shoes. ALL TOURS ARE FREE OF CHARGE, Tours are subject to change.

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Rip-Rap

411 S. Rankin Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Rip-Rap is a charming mid-19th century home with a large front gallery wrapped by an ornate wrought iron and pillar post rail that really accents the house. The home is often open during Fall and Spring Pilgrimages, but is visible from the street for either a walking or driving tour.

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Selma

467 Selma Estates Road
Natchez, MS 39120
Selma is a private home located about 15 miles north of Natchez, but is often on the list of tour homes for Spring and Fall Pilgrimage. Visit www.natchezpilgrimage.com to see if Selma will be on tour when you're in town for either of the Pilgrimage seasons.

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Southern Carriage Tours

640 S. Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-2151
Region: Downtown
Horse-drawn carriages ranging in size from 6 to 10 passengers depart the corner of Canal and State Streets daily, from 10:00 am until dark, on a first-come basis. These tours last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour through the historic district and the narration points out buildings and areas of historic significance. Arrangements can be made for weddings, or specialty after-hour tours. Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center or from the carriage drivers.

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Take A Stroll, Self-Guided Downtown Walking Tour

640 South Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: 601-446-6345

An excellent way to become familiar with Natchez is by touring the historic downtown area on foot. Most walking tours begin at the Bluff Park, the grassy promenade that skirts Broadway and overlooks the River.

Pick up your map and Visitors Guide at the Visitor Center located at 640 South Canal Street. Many of the historic sites located on the map are available to stop in and tour year-round, such as the beautifully restored interior of St. Mary Basilica, the historic fountain in Memorial Park just behind St. Mary's, Magnolia Hall, Stanton Hall, First Presbyterian Church, The House on Ellicotts Hill, and Rosalie Mansion.

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William Johnson House, The

210 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 445-5345
William Johnson was a free man of color in antebellum Natchez. He acquired several building in Natchez, approximately 2,000 acres of land south of town and he owned several slaves. He gained the respect of leading citizens of the time, some of whom he loaned money to, and local papers eulogized him after his untimely death. William Johnson kept a diary for almost sixteen years, from 1835 until his death in 1851. It is the lengthiest and most detailed personal narrative authored by an African American during the antebellum era in the United States. Johnson's diary evolved into an extraordinary record of social, economic, and political life in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, as seen through the eyes of a free man of color. Johnson covers everything from the mundane like Johnson's search for a lost cow to the momentous such as former president Andrew Jackson's visit to Natchez. Operated by the National Park Service, William Johnson's House is open seven days a week from 9:00am-4:30 p.m. and is free to the public. It contains a bookstore, exhibit room and fully furnished recreated living quarters.

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