• A curve along the Natchez Trace Parkway with fall colors

    Natchez Trace

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Meriwether Lewis Information Cabin

  • Located at Milepost 385.9, near Hohenwald, Tennessee.
  • Hours: 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?

The view from Little Mountain, one of the highest points along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

The terrain along the Natchez Trace Parkway changes from 70 to 1,100 feet in elevation and passes through 5 degrees of latitude.