Natchez Historic Tableaux

From the French tableaux vivant – a living picture; a representation of a scene, by a person or group in costume, posing silently without moving. Before the age of modern technology, this was a popular form of entertainment in private homes, theaters, and schools and continued into the 20th century.

The first tableaux in Natchez was put on for tourists in 1932. The show was then, and remains so now, an all-volunteer production. This 84 year old tradition offers a peek into the past and a greater understanding of the people and events that have shaped nearly 300 years of Natchez history. We hope you enjoy being part our journey toward a fuller understanding of Mississippi's rich and instructive history.

Presented by the Natchez Garden Club

​Historic Natchez Tableaux - From the Battle Cry of the Natchez Indians to the strain of the violins at Antebellum soirees, from the hammers of the Union “Colored Troops” dismantling the Forks of the Road slave market to the whisperings of 1930's Garden Club ladies over how to save this towns' economy, we let the voices of Natchez's past tell their own stories. This 86-year-old tradition offers a peek into our history through storytelling, music, dance and elaborate period costumes.


Natchez City Auditorium, Jefferson Street at Canal Street
$15 Adult, $7 Youth – Presidents Box $30 Adult $12 Youth

Presented by the Pilgrimage Garden Club

An Evening at Longwood Under the Stars

Come to the most intriguing house in Natchez for an evening of entertainment.

140 Lower Woodville Road

Cash Bar Opens 7:30
Performance 8:00 - 9:00
Champagne and Dessert Buffet 9:00 - 9:30

This new Spring Pilgrimage event entertains with period costumes, dances and live music with favorite songs from Show Boat performed by professional singers. In true Natchez style, the presentation of the Pilgrimage Garden Club Royalty ends with a Champagne toast and dessert buffet in the rotunda of Longwood.

Tickets $15 Adults - $10 for youths 12 - 17
6:30 Pre Event Tour of Longwood is an additional $15.

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