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 »
Ammendments to the Superintendent's Compendium
Launching, landing or operating an unmanned aircraft from or on lands and waters administered by the National Park Service within the boundaries of the Natchez Trace Parkway is prohibited except as approved in writing by the superintendent. More »
A park ranger may be able to speak in your classroom, or participate at your next career fair, science day, or community event. Rangers can speak on a variety of topic areas, including history, science, fire, and of course, the Natchez Trace Parkway. Rangers will present curriculum-based programs in classrooms or on field trips. Rangers will speak to any grade level, kindergarten through college, as well as youth and adult community groups.
Many classroom programs and field trip programs are listed on our Field Trip Planning pages.
To schedule a field trip to the Parkway Visitor Center at milepost 266, or to arrange for a Ranger to visit your classroom or community activity, please call 662-680-4027, and talk with Amy Genke.
Did You Know?
Meriwether Lewis, of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory when he died on the Natchez Trace in 1809, at Grinder's Stand in Tennessee. A monument was erected in his honor in 1848 and can be seen along the Natchez Trace Parkway today.