Established by the French in 1716, Fort Rosalie was the earliest European settlement on the lower Mississippi River; the French, Spanish, British and Americans who occupied it considered it a strategic location in their quest for control of the lower Mississippi River. Today, Natchez National Historical Park is developing the archaeological site as a passive-use park with a visitor center, exhibits, walking trails, and picnic areas.
Latitude: 31.557842 Longitude: -91.408985 Elevation: 209 ft
Hours OpenOpen daily
Time Period Represented1700s to present
Visitor FeesThere is no admission fee to the site.
The site offers limited accessibility.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets on leashes are allowed on the grounds.