On my 5 week solo road trip through the USA I spent a couple of days driving through Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans. I had mostly just used my Lonely Planet guide book to figure out what to see, and was pointed towards Natchez. I arrived in the early afternoon, went straight to the tourist information center and soon after sat on a small open golf buggy with two other ladies for a guided tour around town.

natchez mississippi

Such a cute Main Street!

natchez mississippi

The tour went on for about an hour and a half and it was just such a good way for me to get introduced to the city because I didn’t really know much about it besides the fact that there were lots of antebellum houses in the old part of town. The tour gave me a lot of information and ideas to where I wanted to take a walk on my own afterward, to get more time for photos.

natchez mississippi

After the tour I followed my guide’s advice and went down to a gastropub named The Camp by the edge of the mighty Mississippi river, in a small area called Under the Hill.

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

Such a lovely place to sit and have lunch. Wish the yellow car was mine..

natchez mississippi

I got a Natchez Blonde Ale and a nice chat with the lady sitting next to me, and after that I was off walking around Natchez on my own.

natchez mississippi

Natchez is home to over 600 antebellum homes, and they’re all so pretty..!

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

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Even the back alleys were beautiful to me:

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

Some of the houses, like Magnolia Hall here, you could go inside and visit properly which I am sure would have been lovely. I was off to New Orleans the next day though, so I didn’t visit any of the houses.

natchez mississippi

natchez mississippi

Before I left the next day I visited the Natchez Historic Photographs museum in the First Presbyterian Church. Quite interesting, especially all the photos of the old riverboats, and the streets and the people from back then. Would recommend – and also the ‘chocolate brownie’ at Natchez Coffee. It really wasn’t a brownie, but it was still super delicious! I was really happy that I decided to swing by Natchez on my way south, it was so worth the visit.

Have you been to Natchez, or do you have a cool story from Mississippi? Comment below!

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