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 »
Multiple Days: 02/23/2013, 03/23/2013, 04/27/2013, 06/22/2013, 07/27/2013, 08/24/2013, 09/28/2013, 10/26/2013, 11/23/2013Location: Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266 near Tupelo, MS | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: 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.