Ranger-Led Field Trips

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Field trips are a great way to incorporate learning into the school year.

There is no registration form to fill out to reserve a field trip. All we ask is that you contact a district at least two weeks before your intended trip to see if a ranger is able to meet you. We do not guarantee a ranger is available to join each outing, but we will try our best to accommodate your needs.


  • For any questions or to set up a field trip, you can e-mail us or call the visitor center listed below under "Specific Locations."
  • Field trips group size may be limited inside NPS buildings based on current reduced capacity limits due to COVID-19, however those limits do not apply to outdoor based activities. A 10 to 1 student to chaperone ratio is required.
  • Mask requirements vary by specific location on the Parkway, based on CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool. If the CDC identifies a location as high COVID-19 community level, masks are required for everyone in all NPS buildings regardless of vaccination status. If that location is rated as low and medium COVID-19 community level areas, masks are optional in most, but you and your students should always follow signs and instructions from park staff and volunteers. Please be prepared for all situations.
  • All field trips are free
  • All locations must be on the Parkway for a ranger to join
  • School buses may only be on the Parkway for educational purposes only

Specific Locations

For information on specific programs offered and ranger availability please contact the district/visitor center you are interested in having a field trip near.

Southern District, by Natchez, Mississippi: please contact Mount Locust Inn and Plantation Visitor Center, by calling 662-601-445-4211, or e-mail.

Central District, by Tupelo, Mississippi: please contact the Parkway Visitor Center, by calling 662-680-4027 or e-mail.

Northern District, by Nashville, Tennessee: please contact the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site by calling 662-322-7324 or emailing Jeremy_Childs@nps.gov.

Looking for a self-guided experience? Here is what you need to know!
Are you unable to escape the classroom and would prefer to meet with a ranger virtually? Check out our distance learning program!

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    Last updated: May 10, 2022

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    2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
    Tupelo , MS 38804


    800 305-7417
    The Visitor Center is open during normal business hours seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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