Natchez

Travel Guide

Natchez delights visitors with authentic Southern hospitality, historical destinations and a laid-back atmosphere.

Located on the banks of the Mississippi, Natchez is an old-fashioned river town with a modern makeover. The city is named after the American Indian tribe that originally lived in the region. Natchez pays homage to its founders’ history at the Grand Village, an archaeological site offering reconstructions of the original colony and a museum filled with artifacts excavated from the area.

Natchez’s riverside downtown is filled with shops, restaurants and art galleries. Walk along Silver Street, once a popular meeting place for river pirates and gamblers. Have a drink at Under-the-Hill Saloon, a bar in business since the 1800s.

Surrounded by Victorian architecture, taking a stroll down the streets of Natchez feels like a journey back in time. Complete your antebellum era experience with a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown. End your excursion at Historic Jefferson College, Mississippi’s first college, now a museum that re-creates the early 19th-century higher education experience.

Many of Natchez’s attractions tie to the Mississippi River. The waterfront is lined with walking and biking trails. Bluff Park is a perfect place to watch the sun set over the river. Visit Isle of Capri and Magnolia Bluffs, casinos designed to look and feel like historic waterfront gaming houses from the late 1800s.

Virtually every street in Natchez is punctuated by a grand historic home. Many offer tours daily: Rosalie Mansion, Stanton Hall, Magnolia and Longwood are must-see attractions similar to mansions from the film, “Gone with the Wind.” Drive a few minutes outside downtown to visit Natchez National Historical Park, where you can tour the William Johnson House. The home of a free black barber, it provides a rare glimpse into the lives of liberated slaves in the pre-Civil War era.

Located about 90 miles (140 kilometers) from Jackson and Baton Rouge, Natchez is easily accessible via U.S. Route 61, the famous road nicknamed the “Blues Highway” because of its connection to America’s musical movement in the mid-1900s. Bob Dylan’s honored the scenic byway in his album, “Highway 61 Revisited.”

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
3.5 out of 5
645 S Canal Street, Natchez, MS
The price is AU$138 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is steps away from Natchez National Historical Park and Mississippi River. Rosalie Mansion and Natchez Visitor ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (960 reviews)
"I stay in Natchez, MS often to visit family. The Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel has been a consistently solid performer when compared to the other choices in town. Without a doubt the staff has been the friendliest! I really like that the rooms have "hard" floors and not carpet. It makes it feel fresher ..."

Reviewed on 7 Jan. 2022

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
3 out of 5
111 S Broadway Street, Natchez, MS
The price is AU$178 per night from 22 Jan. to 23 Jan.
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Natchez Bluff Park and Mississippi River. Natchez Museum of African American History ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (939 reviews)
"Lovely views of the Mississippi River. Nice rooms and breakfast."

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Natchez Grand Hotel & Suites On the River
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
639 S Canal St, Natchez, MS
The price is AU$168 per night from 31 Jan. to 1 Feb.
Situated in Natchez, this hotel is steps away from Natchez National Historical Park and Mississippi River. Natchez Visitor Reception Center and Rosalie Mansion ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (375 reviews)
"The property was very clean and comforting. Loved the shower and the air/heat conditioning system worked very well in my room. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Natchez South, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Terrace Carriage House, a place like no other!
The Terrace Carriage House, a place like no other!
310 HIGH ST, Natchez, MS
The price is AU$301 per night from 21 Feb. to 22 Feb.
Situated on the riverfront, this cottage is steps away from Stanton Hall and Mississippi River. Natchez City Auditorium and Natchez Bluff Park are also within ...
5/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
Unique and very comfortable
"You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Nice place super nice hosts."

Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2022

The Terrace Carriage House, a place like no other!
The Annex- One of the oldest buildings in Natchez
The Annex- One of the oldest buildings in Natchez
408 Cotton Alley, Natchez, MS
Situated in Natchez, this condo is steps away from Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture and Mississippi River. First Presbyterian Church and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Nice and hope to come again!
"Good location. Hostess were very friendly and accommodating!"

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2021

The Annex- One of the oldest buildings in Natchez
The Natchez Pearl
The Natchez Pearl
3 out of 5
309 North Pearl Street, Natchez, MS
Situated in Natchez, this holiday home is steps away from Stanton Hall and Mississippi River. Natchez City Auditorium and Natchez Museum of African American ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (153 reviews)
"Highly recommend. Great service! Very comfortable and warming."

Reviewed on 11 Dec. 2021

The Natchez Pearl
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