• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN

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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 »

  • 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 »

For Teachers

Ranger Amy doing Skins and Skulls

Students have the opportunity to develop meaniful memories and useful skills.

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Experience a Depth of Understanding

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The Natchez Trace Parkway offers opportunities for teachers to help students develop a depth of understanding for the world around them. The Parkway covers 10,000 years of human history; includes 52,000 acres of land embracing four ecosystems and eight watersheds; and also provides a variety of healthy and fun outdoor recreational opportunities. Our education program reflects this diversity and provides opportunities for teachers to use the park as a classroom for a teaching tool both in the classroom or in the field. Rangers may be available to lead field trips or present classroom programs. Teachers are always welcome to use our lesson plans and lead their own field trips. The Natchez Trace Parkway also provides professional development opportunities and Volunteer experiences for both active and retired teachers. The Natchez Trace Parkway staff covers three states, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. For more information call 662-680-4015.

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Elementary Level Lesson Plans

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High School Lesson Plans

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Did You Know?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.