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May 2024
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Natchez’s fall Pilgrimage will take place from October 8 to 29 this year, and the spring Pilgrimage from March 11 to April 9 in 1989. You can get information about tickets and events at any time of year by writing Pilgrimage Tours, P.O. Box 347, Natchez, MS 39120, by calling 601-446-6631 or 1-800-647-6742, or by visiting the tourist center on Canal, at State Street.

As for accommodations, when I was there, some tourists were moving from one historic house to another, to enjoy staying in a different splendid building each night. Natchez also has the standard hotels and motels. From the Ramada Inn, incidentally, high on the bluff, you can get a superb view of the sunset over the Mississippi.

The food is traditional Southern—emphasizing fried chicken and catfish in every possible form—and good. I particularly enjoyed a meal in one of the two restaurants at Natchez-under-the-Hill, where I could sit outdoors and look at the river while eating my catfish.

Brochures can be picked up everywhere, but, for the history buff, “Walking Guide to the Old Town,” put out by the Historic Natchez Foundation, is particularly useful.

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