Antebellum Plantation Homes in Natchez, Mississippi
Many travelers often bypass Mississippi when taking a cross country trip through the US. However, my family and I rented an RV last summer and stopped in Mississippi on our journey across the Deep South.
One place I would strongly recommend for anyone with an interest in American history to visit would be the Antebellum plantation homes in Natchez. Natchez is located in southwest Mississippi and even though the drive is long, the 19th century plantation homes are an interesting and relaxing stop.
When we arrived in Natchez, we stayed at a place that offers RV parking called Plantation Park. It only cost around 70 dollars for 2 nights at the park so I would strongly recommend it. The website for this place is http://plantationrvpark.com.
Once we arrived we organized a tour through the plantations with plantation pilgrimage tours. We walked and saw plantation homes built in the Antebellum era with most being built before the 1850s.
The sprawling mansions and vast properties were scenic, impressive, and very well preserved. We were able to see around 5 houses and there was no shortage of photo opportunities next to the homes and on the grounds.
The tour guide was knowledgeable and told us about plantation life and the agrarian based economy at the time that the South dominated. Natchez and tours of the plantation homes give Americans a glimpse into the lives of the wealthy planter class in the south before the civil war and industrial revolution. If you can make the trip, plantation tours in Natchez are convenient for RV travelers and will provide enjoyment for all. The website for tour information is: http://www.natchezpilgrimage.com/dailytour.htm.