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  Indian Mound at Grand Village of the Natchez
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  • Indian Mound at Grand Village of the Natchez - Natchez
      Indian Mound at Grand Village of the Natchez
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  • Visitor Center at Grand Village of the Natchez - Natchez
      Visitor Center at Grand Village of the Natchez
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Before European settlers came to the area that is today known as Natchez, it was inhabited by people of the Natchez Indian tribe. Just south of the city is a state operated archeological site, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, which preserves a bit of their history and culture. It is a National Historic Landmark and admission is free.

There is a Visitor Center and a small museum and gift shop here. However, the main attraction is a series of ancient Indian ceremonial mounds, a plaza, and a re-constructed Indian dwelling. The site is located on the banks of the Natchez River, and was still in use, but already in decline, when the first French explorers came to the area in the early 1700s.

We enjoyed taking a very interesting self-guided walk here. Interpretative signs help explain the sights along the way.

Address:

400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard
Natchez, MS 39120

Visiting Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

othercontact: Email: gvni@mdah.state.ms.us
Phone: (601) 446-6502
Website: http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/hprop/gvni.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 10, 2007
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