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Melrose

Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #9 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Traveler Description: Melrose is one of many antebellum mansions located in and around Natchez, but it is the only one operated by the National Park Service.  The park... more »
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Letchworth ,
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Although the inside is in a very good restored condition at the moment the outside of the house is in its final stages of refurbishment so looked a bit sad when we visited but the Ranger made the place come alive with her tour .Beautiful grounds. It will be stunning when it is finished .

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Saint Michael
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This lovely home has been carefully restored and gives a view of what life was like for the land owners. There is also an exhibit in the rebuilt slave quarters speaking to their life also. Most of the furniture was brought by the first owners from the east coast and includes some unusual pieces. The grounds are lovely as well... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is the only antebellum mansion in Natchez owned and operated by the National Park Service. It has beautiful furnishings. The Park Ranger who conducted the tour was very energetic and enthusiastic and brought the house alive.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was the only antebellum house we toured but was just right for our family. The National Park led tour was informative and educational. The house included many original furnishings and gives a good feel for what life was like during the pre-Civil War period.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Nat'l Park Ranger took time to give us a 'special tour'. Brief because he was on his lunch break BUT he did it to accommodate begging and obviously disappointed wives. Like all of the Natchez Antebellum homes, a must on your agenda.

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Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

This is a National Parks Service property and they do a really good job in presenting the history and features. I had the guide all to myself and we talked about the furniture and decorations in the house in detail. Well done, NPS.

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Celbridge, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I really enjoyed my trip to this mansion thanks to a recommendation from the tourist centre by the river. The tour guide/ park ranger was very very interesting and informative. It was great to be able to walk around the grounds and see the slave quarters. This is definitely a place where a car is needed to get around as... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I was a little disappointed that the outside of the house was under construction and had been for three years! Our tour guide was good. I would love to see it when the construction is completed.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is not the most impressive mansion in the area and our tour was very flat. I would go to Longwood instead.

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Abilene, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The house was under restoration during our visit so we couldn't go inside, but the out buildings, kitchen, slave quarters, carriage house, and the entire grounds and gardens were available to explore. The Park Service maintains this National Historic Park and will answer any questions you have. A lot of interesting history ia available in the buildings especially the slave... More

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