Distinctive Destinations

Visit Natchez

  • Location: Natchez, Mississippi

The birthplace of Mississippi, Natchez is known for being a quaint Southern town with a rich culture and diverse heritage. First inhabited by the Natchez Indians, the town was settled by French explorers and would be influenced by the African, British, and Spanish peoples who would call it home. The diverse inhabitants to Natchez greatly influenced the culture, architecture, and lifestyle of the town. Today, their legacy lives on in historical sites throughout the town -- including the churches of the oldest Black-Baptist and Catholic congregations in the state.

View of downtown Natchez

photo by: Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Commons

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