In Natchez, there's two "pilgrimages" where guests can see the beautiful and ancient mansions during two times of the year with costumed tour guides. During both of these Pilgrimages, there's other events such as drinking mint julep and listening to jazz at Stanton Hall's Carriage House Restaurant, and a variety of plays performed at the Natchez Theater.
The Spring Pilgrimage
The Spring will take place from March 12-April 16, 2011. You can go onto the Natchez's pilgrimage website and order your tickets. There's about twenty-five to thirty homes opened for the occasion. For a three house tour, it will cost thirty for adults, and eighteen dollars for kids between the ages of six to eighteen. You can also see the three house tour plus your choice of one more home: Longwood, Rosalie, or Staton Hall for $42.00 for adults, and $26.00 for youth.
The Fall Pilgrimage
The Fall is from September 30-October 14, 2011. There are about nineteen homes open for the Fall. In the Fall, you can choose from two homes for twenty for adults, and twelve dollars for the kids. You are also given the option of three homes for the same price as the Spring: $30.00 for adults and $18.00 for kids. What's best about the Fall Pilgrimage is that it's often followed by the Great Mississippi River Balloon Race where hot air balloons take flight, fireworks are on display at night, and live bands perform.