Sunday, September 28, 2008

MONMOUTH: It's Majesty and Legacy

-The History and Perservation of Monmouth From 1818 to Present Day-

Our history in print has just arrived and is for sale in our gift shop or by calling the Monmouth Plantation.

Our book is beautifully printed in glossy cover and lovely photographs of the Quitman's and the magnificent furnishings along with the fascinating story of General John Quitman's antebellum life at Monmouth. Of major interest to everyone visiting Monmouth is the modern story of the

restoration of the plantation and grounds by Ron and Lani Riches thirty years ago. While reading the story of the Quitman family you will become enamored with the Riches' family and their endeavors to recreate the mansion to 1830's-1840's. It has been called "a labor of love".

The text and content was developed by Cynthia J. Parker Sinsheimer who resides in Natchez and Los Angeles.

To order by mail please call 601.442.5852 or 800.828.4531.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hearty Southern Breakfast for our Guests

Breakfast served daily from 7AM until 10AM in Monmouth's lovely Garden Room.

Breakfast begins with a large selection of cold items, yogurts, Ms. Mary's homemade granola, homemade muscadine, watermelon, mayhaw jellies and fig preserves. A variety of fresh fruits and juices are featured on the buffet. After your relaxing cup of coffee and starters, a delicious Southern breakfast was served. Today's hot breakfast featured: eggs, bacon and ham, grits, homemade biscuits or our special of the day: an egg white omelet filled with sauteed green peppers, onions and tomatoes.


This lovely couple from California, Bill and Jackie Gentry visited with us at Monmouth for two evenings. They both expressed their enjoyment of Monmouth and our five course dinner- and especially their room and the peace of our gardens. Monmouth Plantation is pleased to recognize the Gentry's as our guests and their volunteer work during their stay in the South . The Gentry's will travel to New Orleans to attend a Shaklee Corporation Convention. The Shaklee Corporation and their attendees will volunteer their personal hours and supplies to the city to help in rebuilding after the Katrina losses. While in New Orleans they will pass out free Shaklee "green products" to those in need. The Shaklee Corporation owners, The Barnett's have pledged any money raised during the convention by Shaklee to be donated to assisting with the rebuilding of New Orleans.
Monmouth is blessed to have had the Gentry's as our guests

Monday, September 15, 2008


Monmouth Plantation has been included in the newest vacation and tourist exploration adventure- Geocaching! Tucked away in a hidden location on our 26 acres you can find a scavenger hunt treasure!

For those not familiar with geocaching, this has become a really fun way to explore your Natchez destination and the surrounding area.

Planning your vacation around this fun scavenger hunt will give you clues found on your computer by typing in Geocaching and following the easy directions. Hints will be given to assist in finding the treasure. We can't tell you the locaton of our cache, but when it is found each treasure seeker locates a box and identifies himself/herself with his code name. In the cache box will be found a small item left by the "caching" seeker before you. You'll take the souvenirs and leave a comment an a token for the next person seeking the treasure.

Happy Geocaching!