Homochitto Local Area Attractions

Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez, the oldest European settlement on the Mississippi River, has more antebellum houses than any other place in the United States. Many of these historic homes are open for tours. The friendly local people welcome visitors to their historic city with warm Southern charm. Tour the homes, the Grand Village of the Natchez and the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture. Festivals and celebrations occur often throughout the year. Active visitors will enjoy great golf, tennis, hiking, biking and fishing.

The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in today's central Tennessee.

Over the centuries, the Choctaw, Chickasaw and other American Indians have left their mark on the Trace. The Natchez Trace experienced its heaviest use from 1785 to 1820 by the “Kaintuck” boatmen that floated the Ohio and Miss. Rivers to markets in Natchez and New Orleans. They sold their cargo and boats and began the trek back north on foot to Nashville and points beyond.

Today the Natchez Trace Parkway is 1 of the most visited national parkway system units.

For more information, visit the City of Natchez, Mississippi web site.