Join the Friends of the Natchez City Cemetery for a tour of the final resting place of people of all nations, races, and creeds who have been interred on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River for almost two centuries. This 100-acre cemetery, established in 1822, includes extraordinary citizens, military heroes, politicians, physicians, builders, bishops, philanthropists, and artisans along with area residents. The garden-like park includes grassy plots, towering oaks and cypress trees draped in Spanish moss with stands of dogwoods, magnolias, hollies, and camellias. Rows of azaleas and crape myrtle-lined lanes also include many varieties of antique roses. The inclusion of many unique art forms such as marble statuary, ornamental iron fences and gates, magnificent monuments, imposing mausoleums, original cistern houses, graceful urns, and exquisite tombstones create an outdoor museum setting.
Buses will be provided for transportation at the front door of the Natchez Convention Center, 211 Main Street. Buses will depart 15 minutes prior to your tour time.