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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 8(9:00 am to 4:15 pm) and October 9(9:00 am to 2:00 pm). 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. The visitor center and museum will be open in the restored cabin with available educational materials about the Parkway and Meriwether Lewis.
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 and specific presentation times for this event, please call 1-800-305-7417.
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