Ravennaside

Address: 601 S. Union Street, Natchez, Mississippi, 39120, United States | B&B
 
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Travel Blogs from Natchez

Natchez Homes 5, 6, and 7

A travel blog entry by travelagain on Apr 04, 2015

2 comments, 15 photos

... pieces of glass held together by a masking tape border. There were pictures of every bride in the family since pictures were taken and toys collected by every child in book case across the hall from one filled with historic guns and uniforms from the Civil War. There was even a christening dress that "has been used by every baby in the family since 1845". Lots of good stuff, but not well presented or catalogued or even preserved. They ...

Natchez Home 4 plus the Cotton Gin

A travel blog entry by travelagain on Apr 03, 2015

12 photos

... to learn about the workings of a cotton plantation. It had a steam powered cotton gin and a collection of slave cabins. It was interesting that our tour group included about 25 Germans who were visiting America. Not a lot new information here for us, but a good experience.

Tonight was the Natchez Pilgrimage Tableaux. It’s a pageant with narration, posing silently, singing, and dancing by individuals or groups to ...

Natchez Homes First Day

A travel blog entry by travelagain on Apr 02, 2015

15 photos

... him get started. The family has the letter framed in the parlor. It was written by Millard Fillmore who later became US President.

Interesting note: The docents were very proud of two art pieces created by one of the past owners. They are 3-dimensional wax paintings, one of flowers and one of fruit. They were shipped to the World Expo in Chicago at the turn of the century and won prizes.

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Part 1

A travel blog entry by travelagain on Apr 01, 2015

18 photos

... Those columns remain today. One can see where the concrete veneer of the column has fallen away in places to expose the brick underneath. All the pictures of the family were lost in fire so there is no accurate representation of the house. There is, however, a drawing made by a Union soldier who camped nearby. It is a magnificent site. Today we can only imagine the culture and events connected to that fine house. ...

A hint leads to a discovery.....

A travel blog entry by janmariewv on Oct 22, 2014

22 photos

... Locust Stand" - one of the historic Inns built along the Trace to house travelers on their journeys. Kerry and I were reading "The Devil's Backbone" - a book telling about the history of the Trace- which in the early days was a highway for settlers and for merchants. Before the time of steamboats, which could travel upriver, the merchants would send flatboats down the Mississippi, laden with goods. These would be sold in Natchez or New Orleans, and the now ...

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