Ranger-Led Field Trips

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Park rangers are ready to share the history and natural resources on the Natchez Trace Parkway with your students!

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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 email us or call us at (662) 680-4053.
  • A 10 to 1 student to chaperone ratio is required.
  • All field trips are free
  • All locations must be on the Parkway for a ranger to join
  • School buses may drive 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.

Northern District, by Nashville, Tennessee: please contact the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site by calling (662) 322-7324 or email us.

Central District, by Tupelo, Mississippi: please contact the Parkway Visitor Center, by calling (662) 680-4053 or email us.

Southern District, by Natchez, Mississippi: please contact the Parkway Visitor Center, by calling (662) 680-4053, or email us.

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: December 13, 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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