A THREE-STOP TOUR TO DISCOVER NATCHEZ HERITAGE
Natchez Heritage Tour is a three-stop tour conducted by the Miss Lou Heritage Group and Tours consisting of:
The Forks of the Road Slave Market
The second largest slave market in the Deep South. Learn where “Buy More Negroes to Raise More Cotton, To Buy More Negroes,” became the motto for area planters in the region. Learn about the history and plight of enslaved African people sold at the Forks of the Road Slave Market.
The Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture
The Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture offers exhibits covering the entire range of the African American story in Natchez, as well as offering meeting space and special tours. The Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture was founded in 1990 to gather artifacts that tell the stories relating to the African American experience in the Natchez area. After severe storm damage to the first museum space on Market Street, the group moved into 1905 old U.S. Post Office building on Main Street. An exhibit hall dedicated to Richard Wright is now recognized as a National Literary Landmark. Tour is given by the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours.
The Watkins Street Cemetery
Established in 1909 as the Natchez Colored Cemetery. The cemetery is the site of the mass burial site of the Rhythm Club Fire of 1940 and prominent Natchez educator Susie B West.
Also Included: The Devil’s Punchbowl & Angelety House