Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mississippi Cruise - Natchez 5


More on the Mississippi River Cruise I took recently:

From Pointe Coupee, we went to  the city of Natchez, which is famous for its antebellum mansions and the unfinished Longwood mansion. I found the place charming and beautiful.

Named after the Native Americans who lived there. Natchez sits on a bluff overlooking the river. The French settled there in 1716, and at first they got along with the Native Americans, but that relationship soured with both sides massacring each other. The territory went to the Spanish, and then to the Americans. Because it did not have strategic importance, it was relatively untouched during the American Civil War, which is why the mansions remain. 

We also visited the Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gin, with its 1,800 acre space, which showed modern as well as old machines; old church, and slave quarters. 

Meantime on the American Queen, the Engine Room Bar rocked at night to live music; or you could have a quiet evening in the elegant library. 

Here are some pictures: 

The picture below shows the unfinished Longwood mansion.

The next two photos were taken at Frogmore Cotton Plantation

The following pictures show the Engine Room Bar and the Library of the American Queen

Read also:

Mississippi River Cruise on the American Queen - 1

Mississippi River Cruise - Nottaway - 2

Mississippi River Cruise - New Orleans 3

Mississippi River Cruise - Pointe Coupee 4

Mississippi River Cruise - Natchez 5

Mississippi River Cruise - Vicksburg 6

Tags: #mississippicruise #mississippiriver #cruising #Americanqueen #travel #rivercruise

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