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 Natchez, Mississippi
If a field trip is not possible for your class, a ranger may be available to visit your classroom.
Program options in the Mount Locust area include:
To schedule a field trip to the Mount Locust Inn at milepost 15.5, or to arrange for a ranger to visit your classroom, please call 601-445-4211, and talk with Mike Hazlip.
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.