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    Natchez,

    Mississippi

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      “A Visit to Natchez, Mississippi Feels Like Coming Home.”

      Natchez, Mississippi, one of the oldest continuous European settlements on the Mississippi River and the origin point for the Natchez Trace Parkway, is known for its southern charm, fascinating history and significant architecture, offering more historic structures than any other location in the United States. These historic buildings range from pre-Civil War mansions to religious sites, including Temple B'Nai Israel, an architectural treasure that is home to Mississippi's oldest Jewish congregation. Natchez has several National Parks, including the Forks of the Road, the location of one of the largest slave markets in the U.S. during the 1830s and 1840s, and the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, which honors the homeland of the area’s first inhabitants.

      Known as the "Bed and Breakfast Capital of the South," the city of Natchez has more than 40 luxurious homes where visitors can stay, including The Guest House and Dunleith, and several hotels that are within walking distance to downtown. Numerous art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants, and bars line the streets of the city's picturesque and pedestrian-friendly downtown. Seasonal events like “Y’all Means All” and Soul Food Fusion Festival reflect the town’s vibrance and diversity and make Natchez a year-round cultural tourism destination.

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