Natchez: Best Things to Do - Photo by Mike Murray

Natchez is the county seat and only city of Adams County, Mississippi, United States.

It is a southern town with a rich culture and heritage shaped by people of Africa, French, British, and Spanish.

The famous St. Mary Basilica in this city is an architectural masterpiece among Catholic churches in the south.

Longwood is the largest octagonal house in the United States you should visit!. Get several Natches's souvenirs at Darby's and One of A Kind.

Natchez has several comfortable stays, one of them are Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection and Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens.

It's not complete if you don't try their popular restaurant available at Magnolia Grill and The Pilot House.

What are you waiting for? Let's stroll this town right now!



St. Mary Basilica is the spiritual home of a vibrant Catholic community and it's recognized as an architectural church in the south. Besides, there are three symbols that indicate that a church is a minor basilica. The first symbol is a conopaeum, the second symbol is the tintinnabulum or bell, the third symbol is the papal coat of arms which is installed on the left-hand side outside the main entrance to St. Mary Basilica.

St. Mary Basilica

One of the oldest Cathedral, consecrated in 1886, attracting crowds with many history.

Address : 105 S Union St, Natchez, MS 39121, United States


Longwood is the largest octagonal house in the United States. It is an historic antebellum mansion which is located in Natchez, Mississippi. Longwood is well known for its octagonal design, byzantine onion-shaped dome and the contrast between the finished first floor and unfinished upper floors. Besides, it's also known as Nutt's Folly which was designed in 1859 by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan for cotton planter Dr. Haller Nutt and his wife Julia. Visit the most popular attractions, the tour is available each day from 9 am to 4.30 pm every 30 minutes.


House museum in an unfinished 8-sided antebellum mansion with a byzantine onion-shaped dome.

Address : 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


They have a popular item called fudge, it has several varieties of flavors like vanilla, chocolate, peanut, and etc. They are made from the finest ingredients including fresh cream, butter, and wonderful homegrown Natchez pecans. One of A Kind offers perfect gifts and accessories like jewelry, stationary, or seasonal decor.


Darby's specialize in creating Dream Homes.

Offer a complete showroom of gifts for celebrating the very special moments.

Address : 427 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States

One of A Kind

One of A Kind is a merchandise store with good price and friendly staff.

You can find many variety of needs.

Address : 409 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


Mississippi owes quite a bit of its culinary custom to the trans-Atlantic combination of African, European, and Native American foodways. This history implies it is as yet home to some incredible customary Southern and soul nourishment joints; Jackson's most established café, the Mayflower Cafe, serves a mean gumbo, and Arthur Davis of Lorman's Old Country Store has been hailed as no not exactly the "Lord of Fried Chicken."


The Mississippi Blues Trail markers recount stories through words and pictures of bluesmen and ladies and how the spots where they lived and the occasions wherein they existed–and keep on existing impacted their music. The destinations run the array from city boulevards to cotton fields, train stations to burial grounds, and clubs to holy places.


The best times to visit Natchez for ideal weather are on March 5th to May 20th or on September 10th to November 18th.


Enjoy their special facilities and amenities such as free internet access, wheelchair access, free breakfast, free parking, air-conditioner, and business center. BW Premier Collection, Monmouth offers a romantic getaway and just around five minutes' drive to the Natchez city center. The hotel features southern breakfast, light hors d'oeuvres, and a tour of the Antebellum Mansion. You can enjoy a relaxing stroll around the amazing landscape in the gardens.

Magnolia Bluffs Casino Hotel, BW Premier Collection

Informal hotel near the Mississippi providing a 24-hour casino, on-site dining & free breakfast.

Relaxed rooms provide flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as microwaves, minifridges and sitting areas.

Address : 645 S Canal St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

Early 19th-century landmark-turned-inn with antique furnishings, lush gardens & Southern breakfast.

The antiques-furnished rooms and suites feature turndown service, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi.

Address : 1358 John A Quitman Blvd, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


Magnolia Grill is located on Silver Street in Historic Natchez Under-the-Hill. You can enjoy their available menu while watching the mighty Mississippi River roll by from the glassed-in deck. This restaurant is quite perfect for family dinner. The Pilot House offers several incredible menus which consist of dinner menus, lounge menu, cocktails menu, kids menu, and brunch menu. The restaurant is open on Monday to Saturday at 4 pm.

Magnolia Grill

Casual dining room with a glassed-in deck & river views serving Gulf seafood, steaks & burgers.

Located on Silver Street in Historic (and somewhat notorious) Natchez Under-the-Hill.

Address : 49 Silver St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States

The Pilot House

Ensuring your dinner executed with precision, impeccable taste and gracious hospitality.

Great food selection offered.

Address : 130 John R Junkin Dr, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


Cotton Alley Cafe is located in Natchez's downtown, MS. They have several varieties of coffee including down-to-earth gourmet food at affordable prices. This place is across the street from Natchez Convention Center. In addition, you can also try their dining experience in a relaxing and cozy environment. Natchez Coffee Co is more than a coffee shop, they have several offering menus such as espresso and flavored cappuccinos including some dishes like sandwiches, salads, daily lunch; blue bell ice cream, and etc. It is located within walking distance of downtown hotels and shops.

Cotton Alley Cafe

A global menu includes Italian & Cajun fare at this longtime cafe in a cozy, white-brick space.

Address : 208 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States

Natchez Coffee Co

Relaxed hangout offering coffee drinks & pastries, plus salads, sandwiches & breakfast.

Address : 509 Franklin St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


The Under-the-Hill Saloon might be the oldest building in Natchez. Take a look at the story behind this bar which was around 200-year-old including original brick, black and white photographs, and rusted historical memorabilia basking in the glow of neon bar signs. Looking for a popular spot to hangout? Then you have the right answer. The Corner Bar is a great place to get some dishes while you can interact with your buddies, enjoy the best cocktails or something else in the wonderful night at Natchez.

Under-the-Hill Saloon

Under-the-Hill Saloon is a great local bar near Missisippi river.

Offering a wide variety of cocktails and beers.

Address : 25 Silver St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States

The Corner Bar

Stunning little neighborhood bar, cozy atmosphere and friendly staff.

Address : Natchez, MS 39120, United States


Stanton Hall is a Greek Revival style mansion which occupies an entire city block. The house was built in 1857 and is listed for its scale, outstanding marble mantles, and large pier mirrors which give the double parlors infinite appeal. Stanton Hall offers daily tours in every half hour from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

Stanton Hall

Located is right in the middle of historic Natchez.

With beautiful interior and original furnishings, Stanton Hall offering so many history.

Address : 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States


Take some moment by staying in the heart of historic downtown which is directly across from the Natchez Convention Center. While you can soak in the sights and sound of a historic city, you will also enjoy a cozy and comfortable stay just in Natchez Grand Hotel. This wonderful hotel will not disappoint you because the view of the river never lies.

Natchez Grand Hotel

Traditional rooms & suites, plus free hot breakfast, a fitness center & an outdoor pool.

Address : 111 N Broadway St, Natchez, MS 39120, United States