A Drive through 10,000 Years of History

The Natchez Trace Parkway is a 444-mile recreational road and scenic drive through three states. It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Today, people can enjoy not only a scenic drive but also hiking, biking, horseback riding, and camping along the Parkway.

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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.

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Plan Your Visit

There is plenty to do and see along the 444-mile Parkway.

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Top Ten Ranger Tips for Your Trip

Planning tips from the inside.

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Basic Information

Find information about visitor centers, operating hours, entrance fees, pets and more.

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Current Conditions

Find out about the current weather, detours, closures. Jump to our What's Open What's closed page for information about restrooms and more.

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Things To Do

The Natchez Trace has so many different things you can do. Start here to plan your trip along the Parkway.

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History Along the Trace

People have walked the Natchez Trace for thousands of years. Learn more about the history of the Natchez Trace here.

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Traveling the Trace

Know how to keep yourself and others safe on your visit to the Parkway.

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Bicycle the Natchez Trace Parkway

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

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There are several places to camp all along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Last updated: August 17, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


800 305-7417
The Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, is open 9am-4:30pm seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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