For those of you who are looking for fun things to do near the Vidalia Hotel near Natchez Convention Center-Attraction look no further. Vidalia, LA is home to the Tacony Plantation, Frogmore Cotton Plantations & Gins, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, and Natchez National Park.
The Tacony Plantation is a historical property that was once the home of Alfred Vidal Davis and is also where John R. Lynch was born into slavery. Mr. Lynch later became Mississippi's first African American U. S Speaker of the House and Senator. This is the only plantation left in this area where the original antebellum brick home is still standing.
Take a tour of the only remaining cotton plantation in the south at Frogmore Cotton Plantations and Gins. On the tour of this property you will see how the slaves lived and worked and hear examples of the secret music they listened to along with getting an inside look into the relationships they had with their masters. Tours also include seeing an example of working cotton gins that slaves would have used in the 1850s.
Grand Village of the Natchez Indians and Natchez National Park are incorporated with the United States National Parks and provide an in depth look into the lives, homes and land that the Natchez Indians occupied. You are able to tour the area where they used to hold their ceremonies and see replicas of the homes they lived in. Within the park there are also antebellum homes that were occupied by freed slaves who turned into successful entrepreneurs.
If you enjoy learning about and seeing History then Vidalia, LA is the place for you. History comes down here through multiple means. No matter what your age you will find something to learn and attractions to enjoy here in Vidalia, LA.
Local Things to do:
- Beau Pre Country Club
- City Bus Tours
- Duncan Park
- Far Golf
- Natchez State Park
- Natchez Trace Parkway
- Panola Woods Country Club
- Southern Carriage Tours
- Trace City Carriage Tours