Sequestration Effects on the Parkway
On March 1, 2013, the Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Click the link to learn about visitor center, restroom, and services impacts. 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 »
First Grade Lesson Plans
Scavenger Hunt: Students will walk along a trail and try to find examples of habitats to match to pictures on the scavenger hunt sheet.
Language Arts and Social Studies
History of the Natchez Trace Parkway: 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 the sidebar to download the How the Natchez Trace Came to Be book PDF or the Powerpoint.
Did You Know?
The Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) played a vital role in the preservation of the Natchez Trace by placing markers in each Mississippi county the old trace passed through.