Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez

4.8
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Natchez
Natchez National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Natchez overlooking the Mississippi River in Adams County, Mississippi. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 25.7acre, and as of the end of 2005, had 7,154 interments.HistoryThe original site of the cemetery was purchased from local residents in 1866, to inter Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Remains from battlefield and post cemeteries from around the region were brought to the cemetery to be reinterred. In 1866 a large number of soldiers who were buried in the levees of the west bank of the Mississippi River were exhumed and transferred to the National Cemetery.Natchez National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.Notable interments Landsman Wilson Brown, Medal of Honor recipient for action aboard USS Hartford at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War.
Use our Natchez trip itinerary builder website to add Natchez City Cemetery and other attractions to your Natchez vacation plans.
Source
Create an itinerary including Natchez City Cemetery
map
Natchez City Cemetery Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
393 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Great to see part of our long lost family graveside. Time wad hard on the graveyard with the robbing of the buried over the years and it was hard to find some sites totally missing, and others were fi...  more »
  • This was a very beautiful, peaceful cemetary. There are very many different types of headstones and crypts. We were most taken with the wrought iron fences surrounding some of the grave groupings.  more »
  • This cemetery is interesting because of its setting and the variety of people at rest there. Spanning a couple hundred years, its residents represent early French, English and Jewish citizens. A secti...  more »
Google
  • We took an audio tour of the cemetery which uses a CD inserted into your cars CD player. The CD guides the visitor throughout the cemetery to numbered locations, giving a brief history of the person buried. It is well narrated and a good way to learn more about the city of Natchez. The cemetery is peaceful and full of history.
  • It was full of History and Beauty and so peaceful if you're ever in Natchez it's a must-see
  • I think that there is so much beauty and peacefulness to cemeteries like this one! The monuments are amazing historical pieces and the grounds are well kept!! These monuments are to be seen and appreciated and i thouroughly enjoy their historical value!!!!
Places to stay near Natchez City Cemetery

Plan your trip to Natchez

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Natchez City Cemetery by other users

4 days in Natchez BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Natchez BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Mississippi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Mississippi BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Mississippi BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Natchez BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Natchez BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Mississippi & Grand Canyon National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Vicksburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Mississippi SEE PLAN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Vicksburg BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans