• Mount Locust Inn and Plantation - Natchez, Mississippi

      Walk through the Mount Locust Inn, which is one of the oldest structures still standing in the area. The original owner began building in 1780. It served boatmen, called "Kaintucks," who were traveling north via the Natchez Trace after having taken their flatboats down the Mississippi River to Natchez and New Orleans to sell their goods. Later, under new owners, it became a plantation. Tour the grounds to see the slave cemetery, the family cemetery and a brick kiln site.

      If you go:
      Located at Milepost 15.5 along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Interpretive programs given daily. Restrooms, exhibits, bookstore.


      Ranger Road
      Natchez, Mississippi 39120 USA

      Mailing address:
      2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
      Tupelo, MS 38804 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Natchez Trace Parkway
      +1 (800) 305-7417