Natchez Trace Parkway Hosts Meriwether Lewis Commemoration October 14, 2017

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Date: September 29, 2017
Contact: Andy Danneker, (662) 680-4018

HOHENWALD, TN - The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate the life and legacy of Meriwether Lewis at the Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site on October 14, 2017. National Park Service staff will be on site to answer questions and present a variety of educational programs about the historic Natchez Trace and the life and legacy of Meriwether Lewis. Programs about Meriwether Lewis will be offered at 10 am11 am1 pm, and 2 pm. The visitor center and museum will be open in the restored cabin and educational materials on the Parkway and Meriwether Lewis will be available.

 

Famed explorer Meriwether Lewis, then Governor of the Upper Louisiana Territory, was traveling the old Natchez Trace on his way to Washington, DC from St. Louis. He died on October 11, 1809 at Grinder’s Stand, an inn located on the old Natchez Trace, and was buried a few hundred yards away.

 

All programs are free to the public. The Meriwether Lewis Death and Burial Site is located at milepost 385.9 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Hohenwald, Tennessee. For additional information, please call 1-800-305-7417.

 

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Last updated: October 2, 2017

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