About Natchez

Make your mark on history here.

A Premier Cultural Tourism Destination

Founded in 1716, Natchez may be the oldest city on the Mississippi River, but we also have the brightest future! Here, preservation and progress go hand in hand. As a result, Natchez is a walkable, vibrant, and beautiful city. Internationally known as a premier cultural tourism destination, we welcome nearly 700,000 visitors a year to our town of 15,000 residents.

History, Harmony, and a Place to Call Home

Affordable, livable, and especially attractive to those with an entrepreneurial spirit, Natchez is a great place to live. We enjoy our reputation as a friendly, welcoming town that offers inclusion and community. We mean it when we say “Y’all means all!”


The Greatest View of the Greatest River

Built on a bluff nearly 200 feet above the Mississippi, Natchez offers the greatest view of the greatest river in North America. Every day in Natchez ends with an extravagant, blazing sunset that melts beyond the great river into the vast western sky. Because of our spectacular natural setting, people from ancient times to today have been drawn to this place that we are privileged to call home.


Working to Serve You

Incorporated on March 10, 1803, the City of Natchez is the oldest municipality in Mississippi, and is, in fact, older than the State of Mississippi. We invite you to explore our official website www.natchez.ms.us and our official Facebook page at The City of Natchez, MS https://www.facebook.com/cityofnatchezms/ to learn the many ways that the City of Natchez is working to serve you.