Natchez, MS

The Gandy Photo Collection

Dr. Thomas Gandy and his wife Joan have collected historic photographs of the Natchez area featuring many steamboats. Parts of their collection is featured in their book "The Mississippi Steamboat Era in Historic Photographs - Natchez to New Orleans 1870 - 1920". Most of the photographs were made by Henry C. Norman and his son Earl. In Stratton Chapel you can see the steamboat photos and other photos showing the history of Natchez.

Directions:
The Gandy Photo Collection
First Presbyterian Church, Stratton Chapel
117 South Pearl Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Opening Hours: daily except Sundays, no admission, donations accepted (suggested donation $3 per person)
for-natchez.org

The First Presbyterian Church is located downtown Natchez.

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The Gandy Photo Collection



Stanton Hall

roof belle of the Str. Betsy Ann

In the back yard garden of this beautiful antebellum home between the restaurant and the pool you find the roof bell of the steamer BETSY ANN (#0604).

Directions:
Stanton Hall
401 High Street
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone (601) 442-6282
Opening Hours: daily, 9 am - 4:30 pm, tours every 30 min, admission for tours, no admission for visiting the garden

Stanton Hall is located downtown Natchez.

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Stanton Hall


Natchez City Cemetary

The tomb of Captain T. P. Leathers of the famous racer NATCHEZ (#4109) can be found on Steamboat Road in the City Cemetary. You can also find the mausoleum of Rufus Learned, the first owner of the steamer BESTY ANN (#0604), named after his wife. Photos and descriptions of both sites are available on the website´s photo gallery.

Directions:
City Cemetary
Cemetary Road
Natchez, MS 39120
Phone: (601) 445-5051
Opening Hours: daily 7 am - dusk, no admission, guided tours available (see schedule, free shuttle from the Visitors Center), free brochures and maps available at the main entrance (third gate coming from town)

The City Cemetary is located on the upriver bluffs of the Mississippi River outside (north) the Natchez downtown area. Follow Canal Street north, turn left at the end and right into Linton Avenue which turns into Maple Avenue and then into Cemetary Road. You will find signs in downtown Natchez.

Satellite picture and map at Google Maps:
Natchez City Cementery

 



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