|The first stop in any new town is the Visitor's Center. The center in Natchez is located on a hill top above the Mississippi. Walking tours, bus or carriage tours are available. We chose to walk viewing historic homes, stately iron fences, old stables,etc. The box woods were fragrant reminding me of my grandmother's yard in Atlanta The oldest settlement on the Mississippi, Natchez was 200 years ago THE destination of flat boatmen and travelers. The journey, by foot, was on the Natchez Trace now a 400+ mile parkway. Indian uprisings, French settlers causing unrest, the American revolution all took their toll on the area. Not to worry, Natchez survived with many coastal residents relocating to the area. My mind is on historical information overload. I can not begin to convey all the interesting facts we learned. You know I can recall lunch at the Pig Out Inn. Barbecue is smoked right on the property. These pictures are saved so enjoy! Tomorrow will be a travel day. Y'all come back now hear!