Parks as Classrooms

Curriculum Materials

The Natchez Trace Parkway has K-12 lesson plans covering most subjects. Our history lessons focus on the areas along the Old Trace. Our science lessons focus on environment, habitat, animal classification, ecology and stream studies.

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Field Trips

Thanks to the National Park Foundation, we are able to pay for bus trips and substitute teachers for field trips to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Field Trips are available upon request. We cover several subject areas and all grade levels. Please call 662-680-4027 to schedule or learn about field trip options.

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Guest Speakers

Rangers with interpretive and educational experience would love to come speak to or lead activities in your classroom. We can provide programs from kindergarten through college level. We also are happy to speak to your club or civic group. Our topics cover sciences, history, art, and more. Please call 662-680-4027 to schedule a program.

All Guest Speakers

Traveling Trunks

We have several Traveling Trunks and Kits. Follow the link to browse through our collection of trunks and kits. In some cases, individual items may be checked out separately from the kit or trunk. Normally we cannot ship trunks at our expense, but we may be able to shuttle a trunk to a pick-up location on the Natchez Trace Parkway. Call 662-680-4027 for more information.

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Materials to Loan

We are currently developing Materials to Loan. Currently most items from the Traveling Trunks can be checked out separately. If you have a suggestion for us to consider for development, please let us know. For information, please call 662-680-4027.

All Materials to Loan

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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