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 »
Plan Your Visit
The Natchez Trace Parkway map is an excellent starting place when planning your trip. When using the map, you will notice that every place along the Parkway can be referenced by milepost. The milepost system starts in the south, at Natchez, being Milepost 0, and the north end of the Parkway, near Nashville is Milepost 444. For example, the Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo is near the midway point at Milepost 266. Also you can call the Visitor Center, daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., central time, with planning questions at 1-800-305-7417.
**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. All visitors are encouraged to click here to learn the impacts to visitor centers, restrooms, and services.**
Did You Know?
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.