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  • Short Construction Delays Possible Near Tupelo, MS (milepost 264.4)

    Repairs on a bridge will require one-lane closures of the Parkway for about 1/4 mile near Tupelo. Work is expected to be completed in fall of 2014. Please use caution due to construction traffic around the work area. More »

  • Portion of National Scenic Trail Near Tupelo Closed to Hikers

    Part of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (NOT the Parkway) near Tupelo, MS, has been closed until 2015 due to construction under Tupelo's Major Thoroughfare Construction Project. Parkway travelers may expect delays, but no detours are expected. More »

Education Programs near Ridgeland, Mississippi

Students learn about the animals of the Parkway during a skins and skulls program.

Students learn more about the animals of the Parkway during a "skins and skulls" program.

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A field trip to the Natchez Trace Parkway will provide an opportunity for your students to be immersed in Parkway resources, and have experiences that can not be replicated in the classroom. All field trips are free of charge, and are scheduled based on ranger availability. Please have alternate days ready when scheduling your trip. Bus parking and restrooms are available at the Parkway Information Cabin.

If a field trip is not possible for your class, a ranger may be available to visit your classroom. Popular classroom activities include a "Skins and Skulls" animal classification program from our second grade curriculum, or a "Meet a Ranger" program to learn more about what a Park Ranger does.

To schedule a field trip to the Parkway Information Cabin, at milepost 102.4, or to arrange for a ranger to visit your classroom, please call 601-898-9417, and talk with Sandi Kavanaugh or e-mail us here.

Did You Know?

The Sunken Trace at mile post 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway

The "Sunken Trace" at milepost 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway was caused by thousands of travelers walking over the easily eroded loess soil.