MUSEUM HOUSES

Auburn 1812

400 Duncan Avenue at Auburn Avenue
City of Natchez

  • Home of the first Mississippi Attorney General
  • Established this style of columned portico in the South
  • Freestanding spiral staircase
  • National Historic Landmark

Ellicott Hill 1798

211 N. Canal St. ~ The Natchez Garden Club

  • Also known as Connelly’s Tavern
  • The American flag was raised here in 1797 by Andrew Ellicott in defiance of Spain
  • House is in the West Indies style
  • Last remaining 18th century Merchants house on Canal Street

Tours begin on the hour on Fridays and Saturdays at 10, 11, 12, 1, and 2 o’clock.

Magnolia Hall 1858

215 S. Pearl St. at Washington St.
The Natchez Garden Club

  • Greek Revival style building
  • Historic clothing museum on the second floor
  • Also know as the Henderson-Britton house

Melrose 1848

  • 15,000 square foot interior with many original furnishings
  • Greek Revival exterior
  • Landscaped park setting with formal gardens

PRIVATE HOMES

The Burn 1832

712 N. Union St. ~ The Green Family

• One of Natchez’s most significant purely Greek Revival homes
• Terraced gardens with over 100 heirloom camellias and azaleas
• Setting for the novel Pilgrimage, A Tale of Old Natchez

Wine and Tour $20. Tickets only available through Natchez Pilgrimage Tours.

Choctaw Hall 1836

310 N. Wall St. ~ David P. Garner & Lee Glover

  • Transitional Style from Federal to Greek Revival
  • Furnished with William IV and Early American Empire
  • Collections of signed Jacob Petit French Porcelain and Family Silver
  • Exceptional late-Federal staircase

Concord Quarters 1820

  • Concord Quarters survives to tell the story of the lesser known story of African Americans who labored under enslavement to produce the cotton wealth of Natchez and to operate the mansion estates of wealthy planters
  • An occupied lightly remolded 1820’s Slave Quarter
  • Concord Mansion Built 1794-95 and burned in 1901
  • Concord Quarters remains to interpret its significant Spanish history and to tell the story of Governor Manuel Gayoso and “the golden age” of Spanish Natchez
  • The grandest building of the Natchez colonial period (1716-1798) was Concord

Hawthorne 1814

23 Hawthorne Pl. at Lower Woodville Rd.

  • Four identical elliptical fanlight doorways
  • Magnificent live oaks and park like grounds
  • Family heirlooms and Natchez-made antiques

Lansdowne 1853

17 Marshall Road ~ The Marshall Family

  • Occupied by descendants of the original builder; on land owned by family since the 1780’s
  • Original furnishings
  • Original Zuber wallpaper

Linden 1800

1 Conner Circle ~ The Feltus Family

  • Occupied by the same family since 1849
  • Richly detailed Federal doorway
  • All windows open to gracious front and back galleries
  • This tour is not available during December

Oak Hill 1835

  • Federal & Greek Revival architecture
  • Empire Furnishings, Old Paris porcelains
  • Zuber wallpaper and historic textiles

The Towers 1798 • 1826 • 1858 • 2018

801 Myrtle Ave. ~ Ginger & James Hyland

• Original towers, missing for 90 years, newly restored
• Rare collections and furnishings usually not seen outside of museums
• Beautiful Sculpture Gardens on 5 acres
• Headquarters for Union Army during the Civil War
• Decorative Arts Tour (ORDER NOW)
• Paranormal Tour (ORDER NOW)

HISTORIC INNS

Dunleith 1856

  • Original Building dated back to the 1790’s and was destroyed by fire
  • Original Zuber wallpaper
  • Greek Revival design with both 26 Tuscan columns and porches surrounding the entire building on the first and second floors

Monmouth 1818

  •  26 acres of manicured gardens
  • National Historic Landmark
  • Most prominent owner/occupant, General John A. Quitman, who gained national attention in the war with Mexico and also served as governor of Mississippi, in the Mississippi state legislature and the U.S. Congress

HERITAGE TOURS

natchez civil rights tour

Natchez Civil Rights Tour

199 Saint Catherine Street | Natchez, MS 39120

Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10:00 PM & 2:00 PM

During the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement, many black Mississippians fought, struggled, and died for freedom, justice, and racial equality. The African Americans of Natchez were no different. The Natchez Civil Rights Tour is a riding tour conducted by the Miss Lou Heritage Group and Tours on the events of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Come and learn how African Americans achieved equality and respect during trying times of the Civil Rights Movement in Natchez

Prices: $20 Adults/ $10 Youth (12 & Under)

Contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486

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The Natchez Heritage Tour & Tasting

199 Saint Catherine Street, Natchez, MS 39120

Spring: Saturday February 23 and March 16 & 23 | 10:00 AM

Fall: Saturday September 21 & 28 and Sunday September 22 & 29 | 10:30 AM (Sat) 1:00 PM (Sun)

The Natchez Heritage Tour & Tasting is a 3 stop tour and cooking demonstration history, culture, and food of African Americans. Tour and cooking demonstration are conducted by the Miss Lou Heritage Group and Tours and the Natchez Heritage School of Cooking.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-807-1008 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $30 Adults | $15 Youth (12 & Under)

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A Street Like No Other - Saint Catherine Street Tour

199 Saint Catherine Street, Natchez, MS 39120

Sunday: March 17, 24 & 31 and April 7 & 14 | 10:30 AM

A memorable tour & experience that takes you along the street known as “The Southern Road to Freedom” or “Black Wall Street of Mississippi” Learn and relive the plight of African Americans from Natchez, Mississippi with a specialized tour of the Forks of the Road Slave Market (the 2nd largest slave market in the Deep South), to Dr.John B. Banks, to Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church.

The Saint Catherine Street Tour is an up close and informative tour conducted by the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours.

Lunch will be served.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $30 Adults | $15 Youth (12 & Under)

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Miss-Lou Blues Tour Package

199 Saint Catherine Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Wednesday: May 8, 15 & 22  and July 10, 17, 24 & 31 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Thursday: May 9, 16 & 23 and July 11, 18 & 25 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Friday: May 10 & 17 and July 19 & 26 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Experience a combination of Southwest Mississippi and the Louisiana Delta’s rich blues history with the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours and the Delta Music Museum in Ferriday Louisiana.

Tour also includes:

  • Copy of Natchez Blues Legend Papa George Lightfoot’s “Natchez Trace” CD
  • Natchez Blues Tour Poster
  • Performance by local blues artists and refreshments served at the Delta Music Museum.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $30 Adults | $15 Youth (12 & Under)

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Natchez Heritage Tour

Pick Up Location: Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours LLC | 199 Saint Catherine Street | Natchez Mississippi 39120

Saturday July 6, 13, 20, & 27

Natchez Heritage Tour is a 3 stop tour conducted by the Miss Lou Heritage Group and Tours of consisting of:

The Forks of the Road Slave Market 

The 2nd 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. of 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 Presevation 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 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

Information: (601) 597-2112 | www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com | mslouhgrptrs2k@gmail.com

Tickets: $20 Adults | $10 Youth (12 & Under)