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 »
03/16/2013Location: Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266 near Tupelo, MS | Map Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Visitor Center Staff Contact Phone Number: 1-800-305-7417
Pearl is an inspiring story of a legendary Chickasaw woman who became the youngest licensed pilot in American history. The film was the recipient of the Best of Show award at the 2009 Indie Fest, among other awards. The story of Eula "Pearl" Carter Scott embodies the national theme for Women's History Month, "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination-Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics." It also reflects the rich cultural history of the Natchez Trace.