Fly into Jackson, Mississippi, and drive along U.S. 155 S. to Brookhaven (U.S. 94). Take U.S. 84 straight into Natchez. If you're driving in from New Orleans (trip time: 3 1/2 hr.) in neighboring Louisiana, take I-10 West to I-55 North. Follow I-55 North to Hwy. 84 West and take the third McComb exit, which leads to Hwy. 61 and into Natchez.
One of the most attractive welcome centers in the South awaits travelers in the spacious Natchez Visitor Reception Center, 640 S. Canal St. (tel. 800/647-6724; www.visitnatchez.com). An introductory film about the city's history provides an excellent overview for tourists about to embark on the area's Civil War-era attractions. Elsewhere in the visitor center, you'll find interactive exhibits, displays, and oversize maps, as well as brochures, a gift shop, and a helpful staff.
In addition, advance information is available by contacting the Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau, 211 Main St., Natchez, MS 39120 (tel. 800/647-6724 or 601/442-5880; www.visitnatchez.com). The staff is especially helpful to travelers looking for suggested itineraries or other tourist recommendations.
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