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Archaeological Site in Natchez

Emerald Mound

Emerald Mound is by far the best of the indigenous mound sites. Using stone tools, pre-Columbian ancestors to the Natchez people graded this 8-acre mountain into a flat-topped pyramid. It is now the second-largest m…
Cafe in Natchez

Cotton Alley

This cute white washed dining room is choc a block with knickknacks and artistic touches and the menu borrows from local tastes. Think: grilled chicken sandwich on Texas toast and jambalaya pasta, but they do a nice…
American 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 brick-red Auburn Mansion is famous for its freestanding spiral staircase. Built in 1812, the architecture here influenced countless mansions throughout the South.
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 would would go on to be known by his pen name, Mark Twain.