• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez

    Natchez

    National Historical Park Mississippi

The City on the Bluff

Throughout history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity and is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park.  From the magnificent antebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African American barber and diarist William Johnson, to the French Fort Rosalie, this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity.

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Did You Know?

American free blacks

During the antebellum period, Natchez Mississippi was the home of over two hundred and fifty free blacks. The largest number of free blacks lived in New Orleans and numbered over two thousand.