Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there park rangers stationed at the battlefield?

No, the battlefield is not staffed, but the rangers at the nearby Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center can help with questions concerning the site.

2. Why is "Brices" sometimes spelled with an apostrophe 's' and sometimes without? Which is correct?

In most research, book titles, and even in the name of the interpretive center in nearby Baldwyn, Mississippi, the name is spelled with an apostrophe, "Brice's Cross Roads." But when the national battlefield site was legislated by Congress in 1929, the apostrophe was left off. The National Park Service is bound to use the legislated name, without the apostrophe. The legislation also shows Cross Roads as two words, but is sometimes seen as one outside the National Park Service. Both are correct.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


This is the best way to contact us. A park ranger is available 7 days a week during business hours to answer your questions about the park. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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