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Melrose

Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a...
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.

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Western Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful tour with knowledgable, interesting staff. Picnic tables for picnics. Well-maintained. Very informative.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Barney, the Park Ranger from Natchez leading the tour, knows the history of the house, the furniture and decorations and the history of Natchez. There is no admission fee for touring the grounds, but admission to the house and tour costs $11, standard for Natchez mansions. Almost all of the furnishings are original to the house. (At other plantations the... More 

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Oxfordshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Melrose as our third house tour so we were getting a little mansioned-out. So glad we did this one. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. Even better we could take photos inside and didn't feel we were being rushed. Unlike the other trips we felt like private visitors rather than being just another body in the crowds of tourists being... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Run by the National Parks Service. Good informative tour. A lot of original furniture in the house. One of the few locations that gives any thought to the slaves who provided the wealth. There are some rather idealised slave quarters near the main house. There is some good information about slavery in these quarters.

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North Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This plantation is maintained by the National Park Service. The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the history of the families who had lived there. She incorporated stories from letters and people who had known the families to really bring them to life. This is a very well preserved site with a lot of the furniture, books, china, etc.... More 

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Griffin, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great tour! The park ranger was awesome! He was so knowledgeable of the home, grounds and the area. He was so welcoming to all of the guests on the tour and made a point to include information that would be of interest to each person on the tour.

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Orlando
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Rather than a hoop skirted Garden Club volunteer, our tour was given by a park ranger. He knew all the details of the house, property, and history. He held our attention and we felt enriched after visiting the property. The exterior is under renovation but this did not detract from the tour as there was much to see and learn.... More 

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Whitehouse, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Melrose Has Several Out Building That You Can Visit And Photograph. Very Nice Staff. The House And Furnishings Are Very Beautiful.

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Chattanooga
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24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The park ranger guide was very knowledgeable and so enthusiastic about his subject matter that it was contagious. We enjoyed his presentation and were amazed at the size and luxury of the house. The property is well kept and the lowest admission price of any place we visited.

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My family enjoyed this low cost guided tour of this plantation. You need to schedule around 90 minutes including the tour that was on the hour when we where visited.

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