Natchez Pilgrimage sees jump in attendance

Published 1:07 am Sunday, October 4, 2009

Natchez officials say attendance of this year’s fall Pilgrimage is way up over previous years.

Marsha Colson, director of Natchez Pilgrimage Tours, said improvements to the event, which includes tours of historic homes on the Mississippi River city and pleasant weather resulted in a jump in ticket sales.

Single ticket sales, sales to individuals for home tours, are up 30 percent over last year and group sales are up 27 percent over last year.

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Colson said not only are the number of groups booked for tours of Natchez larger, but the number of people each tour is bringing is also higher.

Pilgrimage continues through Oct. 10 with morning and afternoon tours daily.