City of Natchez, Mississippi

Historic Downtown Natchez
Blocks of historic buildings with shops, restaurants and river walks.

The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is Mississippi's most exciting hot air balloon race weekend!  Two balloon flights take place each day, weather permitting.  Pilots compete as they fly over the cities of Natchez, Vidalia, and the mighty Mississippi River. Our balloon festival weekend starts with the Balloon Glow Friday night, and continues through Sunday evening with a stage full of World Renowned Musicians.  The festival itself takes place on the grounds of Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens, On Broadway Street in historic downtown Natchez.

Music Festival
The Natchez Festival of Music provides positive performing opportunities for outstanding up and coming young artists during the Season and leading up to the Season. Home to the Festival is the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center, 64 Homochitto Street, Natchez, Mississippi.   Events are also held at venues such as the grand mansions and historical churches of Natchez as well as other historical sites in the area.

Annual Natchez Powwow - March
Crowds gather annually to enjoy inter-tribal dancing, Native American arts and crafts, food and more at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indian.

Natchez Little Theatre

Entertaining the Miss-Lou since 1932 and home of Southern Exposure, The Mississippi Medicine Show and A Natchez Christmas Carol!  Celebrating 80 years, Natchez Little Theatre is America's most active non-profit volunteer community theatre and the oldest in Mississippi.

Angels on the Bluff
Angels on the Bluff is an evening tour of Natchez City Cemetery with famous residents portrayed by costumed actors. The tour is $20. For more information call Natchez Visitors Center at (601)446-6345.

Bluffs Blues Fest - April
Bluff Park is the perfect place to rest and relax as you gaze across the waters of the mighty Mississippi. Also, host to the Natchez Bluff Blues Fest in April with world class blues musicians on the banks of the river. For more information call the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau at (601)446-6345.

Natchez Historic City Tour
Narrated motor coach tour of over 50 antebellum houses and churches throughout this river city. This 50-minute, air conditioned tour departs from the Natchez Visitor Center. For more information call Natchez Convention Bureau at (800)647-6724.

Civil War Reenactment
Enjoy Civil War re-enactments at Historic Jefferson College on the second weekend in November. Admission is free. For more information, call Clark Burkett at (601) 442-2901.

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
This area features a museum, reconstructed Natchez Indian house, and three ceremonial mounds.

Historic Jefferson College
A lovely historic site that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors can tour the grounds.

House on Ellicott Hill
Deemed the architectural gem of Natchez, it occupies the site where in 1797 Major Andre Ellicott, on orders from George Washington, defied Spanish authority and raised the American flag for the first time in the Lower Mississippi Valley.

Natchez Fall Pilgrimage - October
Daily historic home tour features thirty-one antebellum mansions and gardens with costumed hostesses. Also, elaborate evening entertainment

Natchez Spring Pilgrimage - March
Daily historic home tour features thirty-one antebellum mansions and gardens with costumed hostesses. Also, elaborate evening entertainment.

Natchez National Cemetery

Burial site for approximately 3,000 Union soldiers and famous citizens of Historic Natchez.

The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture
This museum highlights African American history and culture from 1890-1950s through lectures, pageants, artifacts, books, photographs, and records. For more information, call (601)445-0728.

Natchez National Historical Park

This Park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.

Old South Winery
This winery produces 12 table wines and offers tours and tastings.

The Rosalie
Located at the corner of Canal and Orleans Street, this home is a National Historic Landmark. Daily tours are available along with a gift shop. Rosalie has a Federal Style of architecture and is an antebellum mansion. Owned and operated by the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, it is located on a high bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. (601)445-4555

Christmas in Natchez - December
A month of Christmas special events in Historic Downtown Natchez.
For a complete listing, call 601-446-6345 or 800-647-6724

Bluff Park
A perfect place to rest and relax as you gaze across the waters of the mighty Mississippi. Also, host to the Natchez Bluff Blues Fest in April

Carriage tours (Canal Street Depot)
Horse-drawn carriage tours are offered through the heart of the Natchez Historic District featuring antebellum mansions & Victorian townhouses, over 30 antique shops, and the historic Natchez City Cemetery.

Natchez Golf Courses
  • Beau Pre Country Club - This course, located on a bluff, features rolling terrain and scenic canyon vistas. The wide, undulating fairways and large, receptive greens have garnered rave reviews from local golfers.
  • Duncan Park Golf Club - This course's terrain varies in undulation, so be prepared for a variety of lies. In addition, many of the trees lining the fairways can alter your shots, and water hazards come into play on a couple holes.

Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
There is currently 63 miles of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail open for use in four areas along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Walking tours
At only 14 square miles, walking tours are immensely popular, interesting and meaningful. Bicycle rentals and bike tours from Natchez Bicycle Center make the trek especially enjoyable.