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AUTUMN SPLENDOR ON THE MISSISSIPPI - 2003 FALL PILGRIMAGE OF HOMES
NATCHEZ, MS - Sept. 10, 2003 (Send2Press Newswire) -- Natchez Pilgrimage
Tours (www.natchezpilgrimage.com) invites lovers of history and things
beautiful to experience the 2003 Fall Pilgrimage of Homes. Southern belles
in hoop skirts. Opulent mansions and plantation homes. The majestic
Mississippi River. A town where history lives. The splendor of the
pre-Civil War South will once again come to life in Natchez with the 2003
Natchez Fall Pilgrimage. Eighteen pre-Civil War mansions will open to the
public for guided tours October 8 - 25. Many of these grand historic
houses are private residences which open to visitors only during the
annual Spring and Fall Pilgrimages.
For more than 70 years, Natchez has opened its arms to lovers of history,
architecture and decorative arts, and visitors have lost their hearts to
this beautiful old city on the Mississippi River. Natchez has become
synonymous with the term 'antebellum mansion,' and anyone who visits the
city soon realizes why this is so.
With more pre-1860 buildings than any other city its size in the United
States, Natchez provides visitors escorted tours through 18th and
19th-century country houses, suburban villas and grand mansions, all
furnished with exquisite antiques and many surrounded by old gardens and
parks. Tours are conducted by hoopskirted hostesses who interpret the
rooms, furnishings and history of each house. Houses open daily for
morning and afternoon tours of three houses each.
Since the schedule of houses changes each day, tour tickets are
color-coded. The tour pass tickets are simple. A $23 pass allows you to
visit any or all of the three houses on tour on a given morning or
afternoon. Children between the ages of 6 - 17 traveling with their
parents are half-price.
Evenings throughout the Fall Pilgrimage feature live entertainment. Amos
Polk's Voices of Hope Spiritual Singers' performance includes a
traditional plantation-style dinner in the Carriage House Restaurant on
the grounds of palatial Stanton Hall. Admission is $23 per person. The
Mississippi Medicine Show a rousing, old fashion, showboat style review.
Performed at the Natchez Little Theater. Admission is $12.00 per person.
Many of Natchez's historic houses also offer bed-and-breakfast
accommodations in country plantations and elegant townhouses.
Information about tour tickets, performances, group rates and
bed-and-breakfast reservations may be obtained by contacting Natchez
Pilgrimage Tours, Canal at State Street, at (800)647-6742 or
More information: http://www.natchezpilgrimage.com
Company Website: www.natchezpilgrimage.com
Source of News:
Natchez Pilgrimage Tours
Mississippi Business Newswire
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