Top things to do

Archaeological Site in Natchez

Emerald Mound

Just outside of town, along the Trace, you'll find Emerald Mound, the grassy ruins of a Native American city that includes the second-largest pre-Columbian earthworks in the USA. Using stone tools, pre-Columbian anc…
Bar in Natchez

Under the Hill Saloon

A tremendously fun and historic bar that was once a favorite haunt of Samuel Clemens, a riverboat pilot who would go on to be known by his pen name, Mark Twain. The bar closes whenever everyone has emptied out.
Southern US in Natchez

Magnolia Grill

Down by the riverside, this attractive wooden storefront grill with exposed rafters and outdoor patio is a good place for a pork tenderloin po'boy or a fried crawfish spinach salad.
Landmark in Natchez

Auburn Mansion

The red-brick Auburn Mansion is famous for its freestanding spiral staircase. Built in 1812, the architecture here influenced countless mansions throughout the South.
Cafe in Natchez

Cotton Alley

This cute whitewashed dining room is chockablock with knickknacks and artistic touches and the menu borrows from local tastes. Think: grilled chicken sandwich on Texas toast and jambalaya pasta, but it does a nice c…