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 »
Operating Hours & Seasons
Meriwether Lewis Information Cabin
**The Meriwether Lewis Information Cabin is currently CLOSED for the winter. It will reopen on Saturday, March 29. Hours will be Saturday and Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.**
Parkway Visitor Center
Parkway Information Cabin
**The Parkway Information Cabin will be CLOSED until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience.**
Mount Locust Historic Inn
**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:
Hours will be updated above as changes are made.
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.