A Drive through History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile drive through exceptional scenery and 10,000 years of North American history.  Used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," settlers, and future presidents, the Old Trace played an important role in American history. Today, visitors can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping.

Experiencing the Trace

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The Natchez Trace Parkway is more than a scenic drive. Discover the many recreational opportunities that can be found along the way. To view the audio described version of this video and others, copy and paste the following link into your web browser, https://www.nps.gov/natr/learn/photosmultimedia/audio-described-videos.htm.

Cyclists pedal through the rolling hills of the parkway.

Bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a designated bicycle route. Start planning your next cycling adventure.

A historic 1820s plantation house obscured by a crepe myrtle.

Places to Go and Things to See

Start planning the places you want to stop at and the things you wish to see as your travel the Natchez Trace Parkway.

A tree stands at the edge of a farm field along a split-rail fence.

Watch Our Short Web Videos to Learn More

Whether you are interested in history, nature, recreation, or all three, our web shorts will whet your appetite for a visit.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


(800) 305-7417
Please call the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 1-800-305-7417. The Parkway Visitor Center is open everyday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Central Time) except December 25. To contact the park's headquarters, call 662-680-4025 during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Central Time).

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