Make Natchez Trace Parkway part of your classroom

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We here at the Natchez Trace Parkway work with teachers and students across the country to integrate learning about this unique National Park site into your every day teaching. We incorporate national curriculum themes into our programs to allow for flexibility in using our programs in your coursework and to expand the opportunities for learning to grades K-college. We are committed to helping teachers and students develop a deep connection with the Parkway's wide variety of stories and prespectives from the diverse people who have lived, worked, and traveled along the Old Trace over the last ten thousand years.

There are many ways to learn with us! Whether you're looking for ranger-led field trips, Read with a Ranger programs, classroom visits, self-guided field trips, or distance learning programs we have something for you. Simply find the programs and delivery style below that best fit you and your class!

All programs are free! To schedule a program or ask questions either call (662) 680-4053 or email us. We look forward to serving you very soon!


Education Programs We Offer

  • A park ranger holding up a bison skull to students in a distance learning studio.
    Distance Learning

    We have gone virtual! Teachers from across the world can sign up for a free, curriculum-themed virtual programs on a variety of subjects.

  • A park ranger holding up a book and reading to young children.
    Read with a Ranger

    Perfect for preschool to 3rd grade because it's never too early to start learning about the Parkway.

  • A school group walking on a trail among the trees
    Self-Guided Field Trips

    Allows teachers the flexibility to explore the sites they want on their own timeframe. No ranger required.

  • Two high school students examining a grey cylinder with a ranger.
    Classroom Visits

    Bring Natchez Trace Parkway alive inside your very own school with a ranger visit.

  • A park ranger presenting to young students outside.
    Ranger-Led Field Trips

    Bring students onto the Parkway where they can learn and discover alongside a ranger.

  • A park ranger showing young students a photo of the heavily eroded sunken trace trail.
    Education in National Parks

    National Parks are America's largest classroom. Find out more information about educational programs in parks across the country


Learn About the Old Trace

Last updated: June 4, 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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