• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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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 »

Event Details

  • Every 4th Saturday of every month. from 03/22/2014 to 11/22/2014

    Visitors talk with a demonstrator at a Pioneer Day encampment.
    Location: Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266 near Tupelo, MS | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free of charge Contact Name: Parkway Visitor Center Staff Contact Phone Number: 1-800-305-7417

The public is invited to watch pioneer lifestyle activities that often include corn-shuck doll making, basket weaving, beading, and quill pen demonstrations. Leatherworking and mountain dulcimer demonstrations will also be offered throughout the day. Children are invited to participate by dressing up in pioneer clothes and trying these activities firsthand. 

This program is free to the public. For additional information, please call the visitor center at: 662-680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417.