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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Walking tour of Natchez

One of the things we had not done on previous visits was to just walk the downtown area and explore the city's history by way of its historic buildings.  We drove to the riverfront parking area, which is also the start of the three self guided walking tours of the city.  Each walk starts at the trail pavilion at the parking area and is marked by metal plates in the sidewalk and information boards explaining what you are seeing.  In addition learning about the city, it was a nice walk .




We dove right into the history at the first stop.  The information boards allow you to relate the story to the buildings you are looking at.








The last house on this info board is the Stanton home. which is one of the most popular of the home tours in Natchez.  We did the tour a number of years ago and the tour was very interesting, but like so many of the homes, no inside photographs were allowed.






I found some house not on the tour that I found interesting, without knowing its history.




It is amazing to me how many of these old structures have survived in good condition.

















This group shows that there can be some unexpected results from becoming a tourist attraction.




Here the tallest building in 1927 is still standing and in use.




By following the trails we managed to see the major buildings without getting lost once.

12 comments:

Carol K said...

I enjoy walking tours and seeing historical buildings and homes.

Sherry said...

I love walking tours and especially ones that have not just a map with numbers and then a short description of the house or building but that have actual pictures like yours so that you know you are definitely at the right place. Looks like a fun day.

Laura Skjenna said...

lovely walking tour - so much to learn.

Luci & Loree said...

Not getting lost is a good thing....

Janice L Evans said...

what a pretty little town. . .

We had the best lunch downtown at the EOLA Hotel. . .

will return over and over I am sure. . .

Wanderin' said...

We've done many walking tours. It's great to have a guide take you to the highlights and can share the history too.

Peter + Beatrix said...

Seems we share the same interest for beautiful architecture. Love those antebellum mansions. A great place to visit for that is also Victoria,TX, where they have a historic city core.

Gail Houle said...

Beautiful architecture!

Karen and Al said...

Interesting tour. What's the weather like? It looks cold.

Anna of the Mutton Years said...

I do the free (pay a voluntary contribution) walking tours when I'm away. You see so much and the guides have such anecdotes and humour.
Your pics show beautiful houses.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Nice tour, interesting buildings that have stood the test of time. Good thing you didn't get lost because I'd bet your sextant skill is a little bit rusty. :cD

Linda said...

What a fun tour! I love the architecture of the buildings.