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Grand Village Of The Natchez Indians
400 Jeff Davis Blvd
Natchez MS,
PH: (601) 446-6502
FX:   (601) 446-6503

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The 128-acre Grand Village site features a museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, a reconstructed Natchez Indian house, and three ceremonial mounds. Two of the mounds, the Great Sun's Mound and the Temple Mound, have been excavated and rebuilt to their original sizes and shapes.

A religious structure once stood atop the Temple Mound and housed bones of previous chiefs (called Suns). A sacred perpetual fire was kept in the Temple's inner sanctum, symbolic of the sun, from which the royal family had descended.

A third mound, called the Abandoned Mound, has been only partially excavated. After three major archaeological excavations at the Grand Village by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, no more digging investigations are planned for the site. The unexcavated areas of the site will be preserved intact, representing a sort of "time capsule" from the Natchez Indians' past.

Additional features of the site include a nature trail, a "Touch Table" for children, and a Visitor Center with gift shop featuring Native American crafts. Admission is free.

Visiting Hours
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Group tours are available by appointment, and the Grand Village also offers educational programs for school and adult groups by prior arrangement.
 

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400 Jeff Davis Blvd
Natchez MS,
PH: (601) 446-6502
FX: (601) 446-6503

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