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 »
Public Meeting for Meriwether Lewis Exhibits
Contact: Visitor Center Staff, 800-305-7417
TUPELO, MS - The National Park Service announces a public meeting and invites your input on the new exhibits to be installed at the Meriwether Lewis Site at milepost 386 of the Natchez Trace Parkway. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hohenwald Depot in Hohenwald, TN. This presentation will include newly developed drafts of both the design and text for the exhibits. Natchez Trace Parkway rangers will be available throughout the length of the meeting to accept public comments on the exhibit plan. The Hohenwald Depot is located at 112 East Main Street, Hohenwald, TN. For more information about this public meeting, please call the Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417.
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.