NATCHEZ SPRING PILGRIMAGE
March 25 - 28, 2025

Springtime in Natchez is magical.  The landscape turns amazing shades of green and bright blooms of pink can be seen far and near. Exclusive tours and evenings open the doors to some of America’s most exquisite historic homes and gardens. Brimming with history, these sites help tell the multi-layered, multi-cultural stories of this oldest city on the Mississippi River.

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Day 1 
Today we travel, arriving in Natchez, Mississippi, late afternoon. We will check into the Hampton Inn and Suites before departing for dinner at Magnolia Hall. (D)

Day 2
This morning, we will begin by touring one of the beautiful antebellum homes that is privately owned and open only during the Spring Pilgrimage. We will then tour Longwood, the jewel of Natchez. Construction of the grand, octagonal structure began in 1860, but was halted in 1861 by rising tensions over the Civil War. While the exterior of Sloan’s Oriental Villa was largely complete, the home’s interior was left unfinished except for the lowest level. After Longwood, we will enjoy an included delicious lunch. This afternoon, we will visit Old South Trading Post for wonderful souvenirs and goodies. The remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy downtown shopping and attractions including, but not limited to: St. Mary Basilica, Natchez in Historic Photographs (located in Stratton Chapel at First Presbyterian Church), Natchez National Historical Park’s The William Johnson House, and the Museum of African American History & Culture. Or you can return to the hotel to rest and refresh. Tonight, a tour and dinner are included at beautiful Choctaw Hall.  Sitting atop a raised basement, Choctaw Hall stands tall on North Wall Street. After climbing its mirrored staircase, the grandeur continues inside where rooms lavishly display generations’ worth of custom-made curtains, table settings, artwork and more. “My great-grandfather said in his diary that a room should be correctly appointed — never decorated,” said Garner, who purchased Choctaw with his business partner in March 2014. “It’s the Southern way.” (B, L, D) 

Longwood

Longwood

 

Monmouth Historic Inn

Monmouth Historic Inn

 

Rosalie

Rosalie

 

Day 3 
This morning, we will meet our step-on guide at the Visitor Center to begin a city tour. Lunch is then included before we tour two beautiful antebellum homes this afternoon (homes to be announced.) There will be time to rest and refresh before departing for dinner at Restaurant 1818 on the grounds of Monmouth Historic Inn. (B, L, D)

Day 4 
Today we depart Natchez, stopping in Memphis for lunch at Central BBQ (yum). Hope you had a good time in Natchez!  (B, L) 

INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ accommodations at Natchez Grand Hotel/luggage handling
  • 9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Longwood
  • Choctaw Hall
  • Magnolia Hall
  • 3 other antebellum homes, to be announced
  • Old South Trading Post
  • Restaurant 1818
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation/driver’s gratuity
  • Fully escorted by Jane’s Journeys
 

PRICE PER PERSON:

  Double: $1,299
  Triple: $1,222
  Quad: $1,184
  Single: $1,519

  $300 deposit with reservation.

Final payment due by January 17, 2025.

$50 early bird discount with deposit received before 9/30/24, to be deducted from final payment. 

Optional cancellation insurance due to illness of person traveling or immediate family member, is recommended and available for purchase. Price per person: $59 per person double; $56 per person triple; $54 per person quad; $69 per person single. Insurance payment due with deposit. 

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