The cemetery is open from 7 a.m. until dusk. The gates are locked at the end of the day, so plan your visit accordingly.
There are several ways to tour the Natchez City Cemetery:
- On your own - CDs to guide your individual tour are available at the NCC Office or at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center
- Private guided tour - contact Natchez Pilgrimage Tours for information.
- Annual Angels on the Bluff Tour (on specific dates in the month of November)
Please observe our cemetery etiquette while visiting the cemetery.
Everyone is welcome to tour the cemetery at his or her leisure. You can drive along the roads in the cemetery viewing from you car, or you may wish to walk among the tombstones. For drivers we would like to point out that if you enter through the main gate you will be entering the historic area.
If you enter the main gate, which is the third gate coming from town, you will see the cemetery office building, which has a wooden mailbox on the porch that contains free brochures that include a map that highlights interesting stops.
A guide booklet for visitors with a reference map enclosed, points out the historical sections of the cemetery and includes pictures of some of the more requested grave locations along with short remarks about them. These booklets are available at the Shelter House, the Natchez Visitor Center and various shops around town.
Another tool to assist in a tour of the cemetery is an audio CD that will direct the tour from one point to another while giving information about the stops along the way. The CD is available at the Shelter Hourse and at the Natchez Visitor Center.
Private Guided Tour:
For those who would like to have a private guided tour please call 601-446-6631 or toll free 800-647-6742.