• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

    Parkway AL,MS,TN

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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 »

Operating Hours & Seasons

Meriwether Lewis Information Cabin

  • Located at Milepost 385.9, near Hohenwald, Tennessee.
  • Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Closed December 25.

Parkway Visitor Center

  • Located at Milepost 266, Tupelo, Mississippi.
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.
  • Open daily except for December 25.
  • Call 1-800-305-7417 or 662-680-4027

Parkway Information Cabin

  • Located at Milepost 102.4, near Ridgeland, Mississippi.

**The Parkway Information Cabin will be CLOSED until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.**

Mount Locust Historic Inn

  • Located at Milepost 15.5, near Natchez, Mississippi.
  • Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time.
  • Open daily except for December 25.

**On March 1, 2013, the Natchez Trace Parkway was required to reduce its annual budget by five percent, in accordance with the sequestration provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011. Impacts to operating hours will include:

  • Meriwether Lewis Visitor Center (TN, MP 386): Operating hours will be reduced from 5 days/week full time to 2 days/week full time (Saturday/Sunday) and 3 days/week part time (Wednesday-Friday). Please see above for current hours.
  • Ridgeland Visitor Center (MS, MP 102): Currently closed until further notice.
  • Mount Locust Historic Site (MS, MP 15): Operating hours remain unchanged; open 7 days/week but with minimum staffing on 4 of those days. Operating hours may be reduced to 5 days/week in late fall. Please see above for current hours.

Hours will be updated above as changes are made.


Did You Know?

Emblem of the Daughters of the American Revolution

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.