Field Trips

Field Trips are available in Natchez, Ridgeland, and Tupelo, Mississippi contingent upon staff availability. The Natchez Trace Parkway's headquarters are located in Tupelo, Mississippi, and thus a larger staff and greater ability to serve the education community is available. Please inquire at the location you wish to visit for available dates and programs.

Mount Locust Information Center and Historic House
near Natchez, MS - (601) 445-4211


Parkway Information Cabin, Ridgeland, MS - (601) 856-7321

Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, Tupelo, MS

A field trip to the Natchez Trace Parkway in Tupelo provides an opportunity for your students to be immersed in Parkway resources and offers experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom.

All field trips are free of charge and are scheduled based on ranger availability. Please have alternate days ready when scheduling your trip. Bus parking and restrooms are available at most locations.

Field trips build real experiences and lasting memories. To schedule a field trip, complete the Group Visit Request Form.

The Natchez Trace Parkway offers free curriculum-based field trips and classroom programs from Pre-K through Grade 12. Students will get a unique experience by learning from a park ranger with hands-on activities in a national park environment. On-site programs take place at the Parkway Visitor Center, milepost 266, Tupelo, MS, and are scheduled from 9:00 am-11:30 am. Afternoon programs may be available upon request but are limited. Note: Groups of <60 participants will run from 9:00 am-10:15 am.

Field trips for grades K-6 are pre-structured and will be automatically adjusted according to group size. Additional options are available upon request. The maximum number of students is 210. Teachers will lead four activity rotations during the field trip while rangers will lead two activity rotations for a total of six rotations. (Groups of <60 will have three activity rotations with two teacher led activity rotations and one ranger led activity rotation.) Most field trips include a short hike.

Click on the links below to review the lessons before your field trip, the logistics of the field trip, the safety pre-lesson, and the activity booklet with formative assessments. Note: The activity booklet will be used during and after the field trip and includes post-field trip activities and formative assessments.

For more information, contact the Tupelo education team by e-mail at natr_education@nps.gov or by phone at (800) 305-7417.

K - 1st Grade

Logistics and Safety Pre-trip Lesson

Field Trip Lesson Plans (each teacher will receive a copy upon arrival)

Student Field Trip Booklet with post-visit activities and formative assessments (each student will receive a copy upon arrival)
Transportation Grant

2nd - 3rd Grade

Logistics and Safety Pre- trip Lesson

Field Trip Lesson Plans (each teacher will receive a copy upon arrival)

Student Field Trip Booklet with post-visit activities and formative assessments (each student will receive a copy upon arrival)
Transportation Grant


4th - 5th Grade

Logistics and Safety Pre-trip Lesson

Field Trip Lesson Plans (each teacher will receive a copy upon arrival)

Student Field Trip Booklet with post-visit activities and formative assessments (each student will receive a copy upon arrival)
Transportation Grant or
4th Grade Transportation Grant


6th Grade

Logistics and Safety Pre-Lesson

Field Trip Lesson Plans (each teacher will receive a copy upon arrival)

Student Field Trip Booklet with post-visit activities and formative assessments (each student will receive a copy upon arrival)
Transportation Grant




Last updated: January 17, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804

Phone:

(800) 305-7417

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