County African-American Information and Historical Sites

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to extend a special thank you to the
Natchez Convention and Visitors Bureau
for providing the following information.

  • Museum of African-American History and Culture

  • A project of NAPAAC-Natchez. Association for the Preservation of African-American Culture
    207A Market Street
    (601) 445-0728

    Current exhibits encompass an era from the 1890's to the 1950's and include over 600 original items. There are also special visiting exhibits. Open Monday-Friday from 9 - 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Special arrangements can be made to open at other times for groups who call ahead.

  • Mostly African Market

  • St. Catherine at McCabe Street
    (301) 448-5448

    Hours are 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays from September through May. Special arrangements can be made to open for school groups and out-of-town visitors. The market occupies and 1850's antebellum Gothic cottage, The Angeletty House.

  • Bluff Park

  • Broadway Street at Franklin, Main and State Streets

    Two historical markers honor African-Americans at the Bluff Park overlooking the Mississippi River. The Richard Wright Marker commemorates the lives lost in a tragic fire which occurred April 23, 1940, on St. Catherine Street, at Natchez's most famous African-American social club.

  • Cultural Connection

  •  381 John R. Junkin
    Hunt Real Estate Building, Suite 101

    Offers merchandise from 14 African countries. Open Sunday - Friday, noon - 7:00 p.m. Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Fort Rosalie, Natchez National Historical Park

  •  Canal St. at D.A. Biglane St.

    Site where Natchez was established, in 1716, by the French, and African slavery was introduced.

  • Forks of the Road Slave Market Site

  •  Intersection of St. Catherine St., D'Evereaux Dr., and Liberty Road.
    Location of the second largest slave market in the entire South.
  • William Johnson House (ca. 1841) - Link

  •  210 State Street
    (601) 442-7047

    Group tours by special appointment.

  • St. John's United Methodist Church (ca. 1908)

  •  One of the oldest African-American church buildings in Natchez.
  • Holy Family Catholic Church (ca. 1894)

  •  28 St. Catherine St.
    (601) 445-5700
    (Father Dean)

    The oldest African-American Catholic Church in Mississippi.

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