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Elms Court is one of the most outstanding suburban villa residences in Natchez. Construction on the two-story center portion of the Greek Revival structure was begun around 1836. In 1895, James Surget bought Elms Court from relatives and presented it to his daughter, Carlotta, as a wedding gift when she married David McKittrick, whose descendants still occupy the home. Elms Court is often on tour during either the Spring or Fall Pilgrimages.
This modest historic residence was the home of Richard Elward, a book-binder and Natchez newspaper editor. Set close to the street on a corner of a lot encircled by a palisade fence, the brick cottage is distinguished by the high quality of its exterior, Greek Revival style woodwork. You can find it while strolling through the garden district of town and it's side faces that of Greenleaves.
Museum provides visitors with a glimpse at life along the river—examining both the risks and benefits of living so close to the water. Inside the building, the museum features an orientation theater, classroom space and an assortment of interactive and educational displays for all ages. The museum offers tours aboard the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV. This tugboat was in use from the 1960s until 1993 when it was finally retired. Visitors will better understand life aboard the vessel through interactive displays, a variety of historical items and a boat simulator in the pillot house. Free admission.
Mississippi River Adventures is a great place for catfishing and fun in the sun on the Mighty Mississippi River.
Canoeing/Kayaking this river is becoming increasingly popular but is not safe without the services of an experienced guide. ? Outfitter - Quapaw Canoe Company, Clarksdale, MS, 662.627.4070
The museum features the world’s largest collection of WBTS ship models and a collection of riverboat models and naval vessels with Mississippi names. The museum will also have model railroad layouts on display. Admission.
Let the good times roll while aboard American Cruise Lines’ brand new Mississippi Riverboat, Queen of the Mississippi. On the greatest paddlewheeler to ever grace the Mississippi River, you can expect to step back in time to the grand era of steamboating, while enjoying modern safety features never before seen on a Mississippi paddlewheeler. Step ashore to explore historic Natchez, Civil-War era Vicksburg and Oak Alley, one of the Old South’s most legendary plantations. The Queen of the Mississippi will embody the spirit of traditional Mississippi River cruising and the grandeur of the riverboats of the past, while offering all the modern comforts and amenities American Cruise Lines passengers have come to expect.
In the 1840s, slaves from plantations at Plum Ridge, Wildwood Locust, and Swiftwater built the levee that can still be seen from Bayou Road and Lela Lane.
Make an appointment with J. Stone to get lost in history with rare, early and antique maps, books and prints, all located inside the J.N. Stone House Musicale B&B. Joseph Stone also provides engraved and lithographed maps, botanicals and wildlife prints, historical documents, 16th, 17th 18th & 19th Century items, as well as George Ohr Pottery, Native American Pottery and Navajo weavings.
Sightseeing and dinner cruises on the Mississippi River.
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