Natchez is more than history. It’s what you love about South — easy elegance and casual charm, true hospitality, historic homes, lush gardens and moss-covered oaks and delicious down-home fare.
Because Natchez did not hold a strategic position during the Civil War, it was spared much of the damage other cities suffered and remains home to more than 600 examples of antebellum architecture — more than any other city in the South. These historic homes and buildings, along with churches and other heritage sites, make Natchez a treasure trove for history buffs.
From early March to April, twenty-four antebellum mansions, most of them private residences, open their doors to visitors during the four-week Natchez Spring Pilgrimage every spring. Your guides are costumed family friends and descendants of the original owners, whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearths. Each house is unique with 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, porcelain, silver, clothing, tools, documents, and diaries.
Natchez are also looking forward to celebrating their 300th anniversary in 2016. For more information on these events, please visit the Natchez Pilgrimage Tours’ website or Natchez 300.