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 »
Support Your Park
There are many ways to support the Natchez Trace Parkway. Volunteers provide visitor services through special programs such as Dulcimer Day and Pioneer Day. The Natchez Trace Parkway Association is comprised of dedicated individuals who support the Natchez Trace Parkway. Donations to the Parkway are always welcome, and sales at Parkway bookstores help support interpretive programs and other visitor services along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Please visit our volunteer, friends, and donate pages to find out what you can do.
Monthly programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center would not be possible without the help of our volunteers.
Did You Know?
The Mount Locust Inn and Plantation, dating back to the 1780's, is one of the oldest original structures along the Natchez Trace Parkway.