Post-Fam Tour for Inbound Tour Operators 

IITA is excited to share the details of the Post-FAM tour sponsored by Visit Natchez, which followed the 2017 Summit.

Thursday, February 9, 2016

12:00pm- Welcome to The Castle Restaurant located in Dunleith Historic Inn’s original carriage house and stables. Built in the 1790’s, this 18th century brick structure was home to fine carriages and purebred thoroughbreds. Built to resemble a castle, it is an architectural gem that provides a comfortable dining atmosphere. After lunch, walk to the Main House for a tour of the property with docent, Terry Travato.

The Castle Restaurant

The Castle Restaurant

2:00pm – 3:00pm- Tour Longwood, one of 12 antebellum mansions on tour year round. Longwood is the largest octagonal house in North America which remains unfinished due to the halt of construction at the onset of the Civil War.

3:00pm – 4:00pm- Tour the Museum of African-American History and Culture right on Main Street in downtown Natchez. You can stay busy here for hours learning about the influence local and nationally known African-Americans have had on not only Natchez, but the entire world.

4:00pm – 5:00pm- Cruise through downtown on the Natchez Hop- on Hop-off double decker buses. Stop by the bluff for a photo op and the most gorgeous view of the Mississippi River.


Monmouth Inn

5:00pm- Check in at Monmouth Historic Inn.

6:00pm- Meet in the Quitman Lounge for a taste of Monmouth’s and bartender Roosevelt’s famous mint julep. Enjoy a tour of the early 19th-century antebellum mansion set on 26 acres of manicured gardens.

Rolling River Bistro

Rolling River Bistro

7:00pm- Dinner at Rolling River Bistro in downtown Natchez.

After dinner experience local nightlife!

Friday, February 10, 2016
9:00am- Enjoy a hot, Southern breakfast compliments of Monmouth. Leave to return to the MS Gulf Coast.