Set on the Mississippi River, Natchez is a riverside city that is renowned for its beautifully restored antebellum mansions, historic house museums, cultural sites, and recreational and scenic parks. The Grand Village of the Natchez is home to a reconstructed Natchez house and three ceremonial mounds. Magnificent antebellum homes and historic house museums include the Auburn Museum & Historic Home, Magnolia Hall, Rosalie Mansion, and the William Johnson House. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Auburn Museum & Historic Home

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The Auburn Museum & Historic Home is an antebellum mansion and National Historic Landmark in Duncan Park. Designed and built in 1812 by Levi Weeks, the building was constructed in the Greek revival order and was the first significant building in Natchez to follow an actual architectural plan. The mansion features a prominent two-story Greek portico and pedimented gable, a magnificent unsupported geometrical spiral staircase between the first and second floors, a central core, and flanking symmetrical wings. The interiors of the mansion feature several antiques and period pieces on display, and guests can explore the Auburn Museum and Historic House on guided tours and browse the gift shop.

400 Duncan Avenue, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-5981

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2.Biscuits & Blues

Biscuits & Blues
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Biscuits & Blues is a casual tavern set within a beautifully restored historical building that serves classic Southern fare and drinks and live entertainment. Boasting dark wood and brass accents, the charming pub-style eatery is dedicated to “hot biscuits and cool blues” and serves local takes on comfort foods, including crab-stuffed jalapenos, tiny muffuletta sandwiches, fully dressed po'boys, smoked ribs, and fried oysters. Biscuits & Blues hosts live music performances every evening and is one of Natchez’s hot spots.

3461, 315 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-446-9922

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3.Charboneau Distillery LLC

Charboneau Distillery LLC
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Located in downtown Natchez, Charboneau Distillery is a family-owned and operated micro-distillery that produces a variety of delicious rums. Set within one of the oldest buildings in Mississippi, the artisan distillery produces both dark and white runs in small oak whiskey casks, which are bottled in distinctive bottles featuring maps of the historically sugar cane growing territory along the lower Mississippi River. The Charboneau Distillery offers guided tours of the facility along with tastings of the distillery’s products.

619 Jefferson St, Natchez, MS 39120

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4.Downtown Karla Brown

Downtown Karla Brown
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Downtown Karla Brown offers a variety of guided tours in and around the city of Natchez. Visitors can choose from five different tours, ranging from the Natchez History Tour, which explores antebellum homes, a trading post, a local winery, and a local eatery, to the fascinating Vicksburg Civil War Tour, which stops at the Windsor Ruins and the Emerald Mound, and a narrated tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Other trips include a scenic 3-day, 2-night bicycle tour along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway, a 2-hour ghostly getaway that discovers local haunts and legends, and a literary book tour of the locations mentioned in several of Greg Iles' novels.

406 Franklin St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 907-540-0001

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5.Emerald Mound Site

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The Emerald Mound Site is an ancient archaeological site dating back to the Plaquemine culture Mississippian period. Also known as the Selsertown site, the historic mound can be found on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Stanton and dates back to between 1200 and 1730 AD. Covering 8 acres, measuring 770 feet by 435 feet at the base and 35 feet in height, the Emerald Mound has a flat top with two smaller secondary mounds at each end and is the second largest earthwork from the Pre-Columbian period in the country. The Emerald Mound Site is a National Historic Landmark and open to the public to explore.

Emerald Mound Rd, Natchez, MS 39120

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6.Everyday Adventure

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Everyday Adventure offers guided bicycle and kayak tours of Natchez as well as bicycle and kayak rentals. Guided kayak tours are offered in and around the Miss-Lou area, where visitors can explore the beautiful natural surroundings and the fauna and flora that reside within it. Kayak tours include boats, paddles, safety equipment such as life jackets, and 2 hours of guided paddle time with a local expert paddler. Guests can also rent kayaks or bicycles, which include a modern bike, a helmet, and a bike lock.

334 Main St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-392-3079

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7.Fat Mama's Tamales

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Fat Mama’s Tamales is a casual Mexican eatery on Canal Street in Natchez that is renowned for its homemade tamales and fresh margaritas, which are served in a bright and vibrant interior of a quaint house. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week, the family-friendly restaurant serves a range of mouthwatering Mexican fare such as homemade chili, taco salads, Mexican cornbread, casseroles, nachos and salsa, boudin, and fire-and-ice pickles. The delicious cuisine is accompanied by “knock-you-naked” margaritas, craft beers, sodas, and wine.

303 S Canal St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-4548

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8.Grand Village of the Natchez

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The Grand Village of the Natchez is a 128.1-acre site encompassing an ancient indigenous village and earthwork mounds in south Natchez. Also known as the Fatherland Site, the historic village complex dates back to about 1200 AD, when it was constructed by members of the prehistoric Plaquemine culture. The village is named after the Natchez people, who used the site in the 17th and 18th centuries and who added the historic mounds in the early 18th century. Today, the site is a National Historic Landmark and one of the top tourist attractions in Natchez with a museum that holds several artifacts excavated from the site, a reconstructed Natchez house, a picnic pavilion, and a network of nature trails.

400 Jeff Davis Blvd, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-446-6502

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9.Magnolia Hall

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Magnolia Hall is a beautifully restored and maintained Greek revival mansion and the last grand mansion built in downtown Natchez before the Civil War. Established in 1858 by a wealthy merchant, planter, and cotton broker, Thomas Henderson, the villa, which is also known as the Henderson-Britton House, is one of the most beautiful examples of the Greek revival style in Natchez. The estate is filled with mid-19th century antiques, mannequins portraying antebellum period life, and an exceptional collection of period costumes and vintage dolls. Magnolia Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open for guided tours throughout the week.

215 S Pearl St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-443-9065

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10.Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens

Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens
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Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens is a beautifully restored historic antebellum home on John A. Quitman Boulevard that has been transformed into a small luxury hotel. Set on 26 acres of exquisitely manicured gardens and grounds, Monmouth was built in 1818 by John Hankinson and later renovated by John A. Quitman in 1853. One of Natchez's grandest Greek revival mansions, the mansion is a National Historic Landmark and a luxury boutique hotel with 30 rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant, and an elegant lounge. Tours of the estate and gardens are offered daily, and a gift shop is open to the public all week.

1358 John A Quitman Blvd, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-5852

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11.Natchez Brewing Company

Natchez Brewing Company
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Natchez Brewing Company is a family-owned and operated brewery in historic downtown Natchez that produces several artisanal and craft brews. The brewery produces a rustic ale series, which include 301, Cronyism, Rascalism, and Nepotism, Revival Coffee Porter, and a Delta Shadow Black IPA, and offers tours and tastings of the facility Thursdays through Saturdays, as well as functions and events throughout the year.

207 High St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 828-713-5311

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12.Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture

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The Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture is a museum that highlights the history of African Americans in the southern United States. Established in 1991 by the Natchez Association for the Preservation of African American Culture (NAPAC), the museum is set within a former United States Post Office building that dates back to 1904. The museum features approximately 10,000 square feet of space that house an array of exhibits, from the incorporation of the City of Natchez in 1716 through to the present, covering slavery, the Civil War, the Reconstruction, 20th century wars and the Civil Rights Era. The museum also hosts several educational programs for visiting students.

301 Main Street, Natchez, MS 39120

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13.Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park is a public park in Natchez that commemorates the history of the city. The park comprises three different sites, namely Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and the Melrose Estate. Built by the French in the 18th century, Fort Rosalie is the site of a former fortification that was later renamed Fort Panmure and controlled by Great Britain, Spain, and finally the United States. The William Johnson House was the home of 19th century African-American barber and Natchez resident William Johnson, and the Melrose Estate is the beautifully maintained estate of a lawyer, state senator, and planter John T. McMurran, who lived in Natchez. The William Johnson House and the Melrose Estate display an array of antiques and period pieces collected from different eras, and archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi

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14.Natchez Pilgrimage Tours

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Natchez Pilgrimage Tour Company offers guided tours of Natchez’s top cultural and historical attractions, including historic homes, landmarks, and literary history. The company provides a variety of services from interactive historical presentations, house tours, and concerts to entertainment, festivals, and step-on guides for buses. Tours are offered each fall and spring and include historical homes, mansions, and estates, such as Longwood, Stanton Hall, Rosalie, The Burn, Linden, and the House on Ellicott Hill. The owners of these historic homes show off their magnificent homes and infamous Southern hospitality by opening their doors to allow visitors an opportunity to experience the history that shaped this charming Mississippi city.

640 S Canal St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-446-6631

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15.Old South Winery

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The Old South Winery is a quaint local family-owned and operated winery that produces and stocks a variety of muscadine-focused wines and has a cozy tasting room where visitors can sample a selection of fine wines. Owned by the Galbreath family, the winery buys the finest muscadine grapes from Mississippi growers and makes wine in the tradition of old Mississippi wine making, using modern techniques to capture the true essence of the fruit. The Old South Winery produces nine muscadine wines in red, white, and rose with varying sweetness levels, from dry to lightly sweetened, as well as one blueberry wine.

65 S Concord Ave, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-445-9924

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16.Open Air Tours Natchez

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Open Air Tours Natchez offers narrated tours of the historic district of Natchez in open-sided, six-passenger Polaris electric cars. Tours last for between 45 and 60 minutes and explore the rich history of Natchez by visiting some of the beautiful antebellum and Victorian era homes and historic sites around the city. Tours are offered four times a day, 7 days a week, and need to be pre-booked to ensure a place.

640 South Canal Street Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-2151

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17.Quapaw Canoe Company

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The Quapaw Canoe Company offers canoeing and kayaking adventures and guided trips on the Lower Mississippi River in Natchez as well as Fort Adams, Vicksburg, Vidalia, and St. Francisville. Established in 2014 by river guide Adam Elliott, the Quapaw Canoe Company gives visitors the opportunity to experience the wild power of the Lower Mississippi River, the Mississippi loess bluffs, and the northeastern Louisiana floodplain. In addition to experiencing towering cliffs, extensive sandbars, endless forests, and the beautiful muddy Mississippi river, paddlers will also learn more about the adjacent oxbow lakes, back channels, river chutes, and seasonally flooded landscapes of the surrounding terrain. Quapaw Canoe Company trips cater for adventurers and naturalists of all ages, and no previous paddling experience is necessary.

291 Sunflower Ave, Clarksdale, MS 38614, Phone: 662-627-4070

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18.Rosalie Mansion

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Rosalie Mansion is a beautifully restored and maintained mansion dating back to the early 1800s and a historic house museum open for the public to explore. Built in 1823, the architectural design of the landmark pre-Civil War mansion inspired many of Natchez's grand Greek revival mansions and was a significant influence on the subsequent antebellum architecture and design in the region. Located at the junction of Orleans and South Broadway Streets southwest of Natchez's downtown area with beautiful views of the Mississippi River, Rosalie Mansion served as Union headquarters for the Natchez area during the American Civil War. Today, the mansion is owned, operated, and maintained as a historic house museum by the Mississippi State Society Daughters of the American Revolution and is a National Historic Landmark. Docent-led guided tours of Rosalie Mansion are available.

100 Orleans Street, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-446-5676

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19.Steampunk Coffee Roasters

Steampunk Coffee Roasters
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Steampunk Coffee Roasters is a cozy café that serves freshly roasted premium coffee and specialty coffee drinks along with loose leaf teas and a variety of coffee beans from around the world. Open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday, the friendly coffee-centric café serves a wide range of coffee-based drinks from the regular espresso, cappuccino, and macchiatos to French press, siphon vacuum, and Turkish coffee. Iced coffee drinks, smoothies, and chai lattes are also available, along with a small menu of sweet treats such as muffins, brownies, biscotti, and homemade quiche.

114 High St, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-334-5179

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20.William Johnson House

William Johnson House
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The William Johnson House is a museum that was once the home of the free African-American barber William T. Johnson, who lived in Natchez. Born into slavery in 1809 and later emancipated by his owner in 1820, Johnson trained as a barber and became a successful entrepreneur with his barbershop, bathhouse, and bookstore. The story of his rise from slavery into a successful life became symbolic for freedom fighters around the country, and his diary was published in 1951 and later archived at the Louisiana State University. His mansion became part of Natchez National Historical Park through an act of Congress in 1990 and is open for the public to enjoy.

210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120

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More Ideas: Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast

The Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast is a charming bed and breakfast style inn set in a beautifully preserved historic Antebellum home. Located in Natchez, MS in a serene park-like seven-acre setting, the hotel boasts a tranquil country ambiance, yet is just a short walk from the center of downtown Natchez and the meandering Mississippi River.

The Linden is a stunning example of the antebellum architecture of the late 1700s and early 1800s and features elements of traditional southern design such as a colonnaded façade, wide, shaded porches with rocking chairs, shuttered French sash windows, and exquisitely manicured gardens. Well-appointed guest rooms have plush country-style décor and antique furnishings, private bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers, and Linden Signature bath amenities, and a delicious full breakfast is served in the formal dining room every morning. Morning coffee can be enjoyed on the back porch overlooking the gardens, and there are plenty of quiet spaces to relax and unwind. Guests can enjoy tours of the historic house at 11:00 am daily between Thursday and Saturday, and there are bikes available to rent for exploring the area.

Guest Accommodations

The Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast features six beautifully appointed and comfortably decorated guest rooms complete with plush country-style décor and antique furnishings. All accommodations have antique king or queen-size pillow-top beds dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, showers, single vanities, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products. In-room conveniences include flat-screen televisions with cable channels, iPhone clock radios, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

Located off the shuttered East Wing on the first floor of the house, the Feltus Room features a custom-made king-size four-poster canopy bed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products. Large windows flood the room with light and boast beautiful views over the garden.

Dick’s Suite is a spacious and inviting room on the first floor in the shuttered east gallery and features a custom-made king-size four-poster canopy bed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, an antique armoire, and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products. A private anteroom has a double Early American Spool bed for additional guests and a comfortably furnished sitting area with armchairs and lovely garden views.

Located on the second floor in the oldest part of the home, Marjorie’s Room is a cozy retreat that features an elegant, canopied queen-size four-poster bed and a twin daybed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows. The room has an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products and gorgeous views of the front and back courtyards.

Also located on the second floor, Celice’s Room offers a beautiful double Chippendale four-poster, canopied bed, as well as a double sleigh bed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products.

Charlotte’s Room can be found on the second floor on the west wing of the house off the upper gallery and features a handcrafted king-size bed and twin-size daybed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with stand-up shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products. Initially designed as a classroom for children, Charlotte’s Room has excellent views of the back galleries and courtyard.

The Conner Room is located on the first floor in the east wing of the house and features a double early American four-poster spool bed dressed in luxurious Peacock Alley linens and Scandia down pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with stand-up shower, single vanity, thick towels and bathrobes, and signature Linden bath products.

Dining

A full hot southern-style breakfast is served every morning in the formal dining room and includes freshly baked bread, pastries and seasonal fruit, hot and cold cereals, hot and cold entrées, signature dishes, and freshly brewed coffee, tea, and juices.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities at the Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast include wide, shaded porches with rocking chairs where guests can relax, a formal dining room in which a full hot southern-style breakfast is served every morning, free parking, daily housekeeping, and spaces for special events and functions. There is complimentary wireless Internet around the property, and the Inn is within walking distance from the center of downtown Natchez and the meandering Mississippi River. Guests can enjoy tours of the historic house at 11:00 am daily between Thursday and Saturday, and there are bikes available to rent for exploring the area.

Weddings & Events

The picturesque Linden Antebellum Bed & Breakfast offers a beautiful venue for special celebrations such as weddings; renewal vows, anniversaries and more, as well as business meetings, and corporate gatherings.

Ceremony and reception venue locations include the iconic front door and colonnaded gallery, the back courtyard and galleries, the Grand Live Oak tree, and the exquisitely manicured arbor gardens. A variety of packages are offered and include services such as a professional in-house bridal consultant and wedding planner, tables, chairs, linen, a wedding officiant and coordinator, parking attendants, and a preferred list of vendors.

1 Conner Circle, Natchez, MS 39120-7045, Phone: 601-445-5472

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More Ideas: Devereaux Shields House

Devereaux Shields House is a beautifully preserved Queen Anne Victorian mansion in Natchez, Mississippi that offers a quiet and relaxing place to escape from the city. Built in 1893, the elegant two-story home is an architectural gem surrounded by exquisitely manicured gardens filled with camellias and crape myrtles. Located just a few blocks from the 200-foot-high Natchez Bluffs with spectacular views of the Mississippi River and dramatic sunsets over the Louisiana lowlands, Devereaux Shields House is named after Lt. Colonel and Ms. Devereaux Shields.

Devereaux Shields House features the main house and the nearby Victorian Aunt Clara’s Cottage, both of which offer luxurious country-style accommodations with private bathrooms, spacious rooms with heart pine floors and comfortable décor and large verandahs with beautiful views. Aunt Clara’s Cottage is located a short walk away from Devereaux Shields House, and guests have access to the amenities and facilities of both properties.

Guests staying at either property can enjoy peaceful walks along the Mississippi River, exploring the beauty of the Antebellum and Victorian homes in the Historic District of Natchez, or sipping coffee on the front porch and savoring beautiful views of the gardens.

Devereaux Shields House and Aunt Clara’s Cottage feature beautifully appointed, luxurious accommodations with en-suite bathrooms, spacious living areas, and lovely garden views. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

Devereaux Shields House has two luxury suites, namely the Rose Suite and the Gallery Suite. The Rose Suite is a beautifully furnished two-room suite with king and queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. The Gallery Suite is an elegant two-room suite with plush carpeting, period décor and furnishings, king and queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. A spacious living space has comfortable seating and a cozy fireplace and opens to a private verandah with lovely garden views.

Aunt Clara’s Cottage has one suite and three guest rooms, namely the Victoria Suite and Alice, Elmo and Louise Rooms. The Victoria Suite is spacious, bright 370 square foot room with two bedrooms with king-size beds, and two en-suite bathrooms with shower-over-bath combinations, vanities with makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. A charming living space features high ceilings, a queen-size sleeper sofa for extra guests, and modern amenities, including central air-conditioning and heating, a flat-screen television with cable channels, DVD player and movies, sound machine, in-room fridge (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Elmo Room offers one king-size and two twin beds in deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Elegant windows and period décor add a charming touch, while modern amenities add extra convenience, such as a flat screen television with cable channels, DVD player and movies, sound machine, in-room fridge (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Alice Room features one queen-size and one double bed with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Louise Room features two queen-size beds with deluxe linens, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower-over-bath combination in a cast iron bathtub, vanity with a makeup mirror, thick towels, and Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities. Modern amenities include central air-conditioning and heating, flat screen televisions with cable channels, DVD players and movies, sound machines, in-room fridges (on request), and complimentary wireless Internet.

A traditional southern breakfast is served every morning and features a variety of hot and cold dishes freshly prepared from locally sourced organic ingredients, including fresh fruit muffins, scones, hot-served southern biscuits, and toast to savory and sweet entrées. Breakfast is served in the elegant dining room with an early morning fresh coffee blend and tea service and a ‘special-order’ breakfast alternatives for early or late risers.

Devereaux Shields House offers an array of amenities including a delicious full Southern breakfast served each morning, afternoon cheese and wine welcome receptions, and inviting porches and verandahs on which to relax and unwind. Complimentary bottled water, sodas, coffee, and tea, are available throughout the day, and comfortable common rooms with fireplaces offer tranquil respite. Additional amenities include concierge services, air-conditioning and heating, access to a fitness center and all the gardens, and children and pet-friendly rooms.

709 North Union Street, Natchez, Mississippi, MS 39120, Phone: 601-304-5378

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Set in an early 19th-century antebellum mansion and surrounded by 26 acres of manicured gardens, the Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens is a luxurious bed and breakfast Inn that promises a traditional Southern retreat. Situated in the heart of Natchez, Mississippi, the National Historic Landmark property offers exquisite accommodations in the form of deluxe guest rooms and suites, award-winning cuisine, magnificently manicured and maintained gardens, and gracious hospitality as only Southerners can provide.

Exuding an ambiance reminiscent of a bygone age, lodgings boast period furnishings and antebellum-era reproductions, private bathrooms with showers and spa tubs, and ornate fireplaces. Elegant lounges and living spaces in the main house offer quiet spots to relax with a coffee or cocktail, and the meticulously nurtured gardens are ideal for a tranquil stroll. Other upscale amenities on and around the property include a renowned restaurant and lounge, a nearby fitness center and activities such as birdwatching, croquet, and fishing.

Guest Accommodations

The Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens features 30 elegantly appointed and beautifully decorated guest rooms and suites located in the mansion and several outbuildings around the gardens, including the Quitman’s Retreat, the Carriage House, Garden Cottages, and the secluded Pond Cottage. All accommodations boast spectacular views of the gardens and feature plush queen or king-size pillow-top beds in designer linens and hypoallergenic pillows, and en-suite bathrooms with large walk-in showers, deep soaking or spa tubs, thick towels and fluffy bathrobes, and Gilchrist & Soames bath products. Some rooms and suites have operating fireplaces during the winter months and all feature exquisite period furnishings and antebellum-era antiques. In-room conveniences in every room and suite include flat-screen televisions with cable channels, clock radios, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, bottled water and ice, complimentary wireless Internet and a nightly turn-down service.

Accommodations are available in Deluxe Rooms, Antebellum Rooms, Deluxe Suites, and Superior Suites. Deluxe Rooms are located throughout the grounds and gardens in various buildings such as the Courtyard Building, the Garden Cottages, Pond Cottage and Quitman’s Retreat, while three Superior Suites are located on the second floor of the Main House. The Deluxe Suites are found near Monmouth’s walking trail and the ideally situated for exploring the historic property, including the private 19th-century cemetery of the first owner's family. The period Antebellum Rooms are housed on the second floor of the 1818 Main House proper above the Restaurant 1818 and the Quitman Lounge and Study.

Dining

Set in what were once the original men’s and ladies’ parlors of the main house, the on-site Restaurant 1818 features authentic period crystal gasoliers and wall sconces and ornate antebellum-era décor. The elegant eatery serves an a la carte menu of gourmet appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, and desserts, accompanied by an outstanding selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Private dining by candlelight is also available for up to 12 guests at the main dining room table.

A complimentary Southern-style breakfast is served in the Garden Room every morning and includes freshly brewed coffee, tea and other hot beverages, fruit juices, fresh fruit platters, yogurt, cereals, hot entrées and signature dishes, eggs, and freshly baked bread, muffins, scones and more.

Amenities and Recreation

Deluxe amenities and guest services at the Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens include a fully equipped business center with printing, copying and faxing services, a guest laundry, porter services and modern meeting spaces. A complimentary Southern-style breakfast is served in the Garden Room every morning; complimentary hors-d'oeuvres are available in the Quitman Study in the evenings, and the on-site Restaurant 1818 serves a traditional Southern-style dinner. Guests have complimentary access to a nearby fitness center and can enjoy historical tours of the mansion and the grounds, and in-room massages available upon request. Activities include croquet and fishing, with equipment provided, as well as bird-watching, antique shopping and golf nearby. Guests can also enjoy carriage rides through historic downtown Natchez, and picnics on the banks of the Mississippi River, which is minutes away.

Weddings and Events

The Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens is a beautiful location for romantic weddings, ceremonies, receptions and other celebrations, with a variety of stunning venues and exclusive guest services. Sites range from the wisteria covered pergola for intimate ceremonies and the Palladian Temple-styled Sanctuary to the secluded courtyard or the lavish main-house parlor for receptions. The Inn has a team of professional staff on hand to host a variety of events from engagement parties, baby showers, and rehearsal dinners to intimate and grand-scale weddings.

1358 John A. Quitman Blvd, Natchez, MS 39120, Phone: 601-442-5852

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