Dating to 1780, Mount Locust Inn was a stand, a stopping place on the Natchez Trace for travelers on the overland route between Natchez and Nashville. The land around Mount Locust was later developed into a cotton plantation. Today it s operated by the National Park Service, the inn restored to its 1820 appearance. Historical interpretation includes life on the Natchez Trace as well as the life of African American enslaved laborers. Walking trails lead to sites throughout the grounds.
Directions: Located at milepost 15.5 on the Natchez Trace north of Natchez. Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from February through November. Admission is free.