Natchez, Mississippi offers new distinct tours

Natchez, Mississippi offers new distinct tours

Known for its iconic antebellum homes, historicNatchez, Mississippi is a city that’s also rich with food, packed with history and has the natural surroundings to offer one-of-a-kind soft adventure experiences. Within recent months, new organized tours have launched to better provide visitors with opportunities to explore the city. A sampling of new tours can be found below:

Natchez Heritage Tour

The Natchez Heritage Tour, one of many operated by Miss Lou Heritage Group and Tour, is designed to explain, enrich, and empower individuals from all walks of life on the history and accomplishments of people of African descent in Natchez and surrounding areas. The Natchez Heritage Tour consists of stops at The Natchez Museum of African American History & Culture, Forks of the Road Slave Market and Watkins Street Colored Cemetery. The cost is $20 per person and available Tuesday through Saturday.www.natchezpilgrimage.com/miss-lou-heritage-group-tours.php

Redneck Adventures with Host Jim Bob

Outdoor enthusiast Jim Bob Allgood operates “Redneck Adventures,” which included guided experiences along and within the Mighty Mississippi, ranging from hunting, fishing, kayaking and boating. One of his most popular tours is on a pontoon boat, where a group of 8 can venture into the water for an hour-long ride, while looking for local wildlife. Pricing starts at $99 per person, with a 2-person minimum. www.missloutours.com

Downtown Karla Brown’s Greg Iles Trilogy Book Tour

This tour takes visitors to 40 places mentioned in Greg Iles’ latest Penn Cage trilogy, Natchez Burning, The Bone Tree, and Mississippi Blood. The tours have been sanctioned and endorsed by Greg Iles himself and take guests to locations in Vidalia, Ferriday, and Natchez. The tour is 3 hours long and costs $50 per person.www.downtownkarlabrown.com/greg-iles-book-tour-penn-cage-series  

Open Air Tours

Out of towners can get to know Natchez with this narrated tour of the historic district via an open-air golf cart-like vehicle. Stops along the tour include some of the oldest buildings in the city including Stanton Hall, multiple churches and the famed Spanish Corner. The tour is 45-60 minutes and costs $20 per person.www.visitnatchez.org/business/open-air-tours

Hop On, Hop Off City Sightseeing Tour

In the smallest city offering double decker sightseeing tours, visitors can learn all about the African-American history, slavery and the Civil War in one 12-stop bus tour. The tour starts at the Natchez Visitor Center and ventures to locations such as Forks of the Road, the site where the second largest slave market used to be located, Saint Mary Cathedral and downtown Franklin Street, which is home to a number of stores and restaurants. Tours run Tuesday to Sunday, year-round and cost $20 for one day and $22 for two days.www.citysightseeingnatchez.com

About Natchez

Natchez, Mississippi, located 80 miles north of Baton Rouge, is quickly becoming a sought-after cultural tourism destination. Attracting over 670,000 visitors annually from around the world, Natchez is known for its culture and history, offering more antebellum houses than any other location in the United States.  It is also the Bed and Breakfast Capital of the South, and “The Biscuit Capital of the World.”   Natchez is one of the oldest continuous settlements on the Mississippi River and its evolution over 300 years has provided an astounding array of ways to discover and enjoy southwest Mississippi. For more information about Natchez, visit www.visitnatchez.org or call 800-647-6724.

Source = Visit Natchez
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