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 »
Kindergarten Lesson Plans
Environmental Awareness: Using the historic and natural setting of the Natchez Trace Parkway, students will use their senses to gain knowledge of a forest ecosystem, and some unique features of this environment. Pre-site lesson, on-site lesson and post-site lesson. See Curriculum Materials page for more information and download.
History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: The Teacher will read How the Natchez Trace Came to Be, to the students and the students will draw pictures representing the Natchez Trace. Click on the link on right to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Power Point. (see link on sidebar)
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.