Fort Rosalie

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.

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Latitude: 31.557842 Longitude: -91.408985 Elevation: 209 ft
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Natchez National Historical Park

Hours Open

Open daily

Time Period Represented

1700s to present

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

There is no admission fee to the site.

Accessibility Notes

The site offers limited accessibility.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets on leashes are allowed on the grounds.

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