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 »
The Natchez Trace Parkway bookstore is operated by a cooperating association, Eastern National. You can find books, postcards, pins, and patches at the Parkway Visitor Center, Milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi, and the Parkway Information Cabin, Milepost 102.4 near Ridgeland Mississippi throughout the year. There is also a seasonal store located at the historic Mount Locust Inn, Milepost 15 near Natchez, Mississippi.
Did You Know?
George Colbert operated a stand and ferry to cross the Tennessee River and is rumored to have charged Andrew Jackson $75,000 to ferry his army across the river.