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Melrose

Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We only had time for one home tour on our trip and chose Melrose based on some reviews I had read. I am glad we did. Barney was a wonderful tour guide, and I learned a few things from him. I suggest Melrose because of the high percentage of original furniture, etc. It has only been owned by 3 families,... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our tour was a busy one but the tour guide managed to make it an wonderful experience. He made sure everyone could hear him well and see all they wanted to see. A lot of information about the materials but also about the people who have lived here. The outside is currently being restored but the inside is all without... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Melrose and the grounds are maintained by the National Park Service and have tours on the hour of the house. Barney our guide was absolutely fascinating and so knowlegable on the house and the families that lived there. Barney made the entire experience so interesting that you could almost feel you were actually living there through his story telling. This... More

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Forest, Mississippi
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Melrose and it's grounds are Breathtaking, Beautifuly maintained by the National Parks Service it's a Site to See.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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270 reviews 270 reviews
111 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The National Park Service runs the tours of this facility, and they do it well. Heard all sorts of interesting tidbits of the families who have lived here. Guide was very knowledgeable, had lots of energy. Some of the rooms were quite dark, but still great to see. Melrose was number 2 on our favorites list, Longwood being our first.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This was the best home we viewed on our recent trip. The grounds and home are beautifully restored and maintained. All antiques are original to the home and period. Great story!

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Jabbeke, Belgium
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192 reviews 192 reviews
135 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited this house June 13th. There is a guided tour each hour on the hour. While you are waiting you can visit the slave exhibit in the slave houses, the stable or carriage house. It is allowed to take pictures but no flash. Be warned that the portals of the rooms are closed, making the rooms rather dark. They... More

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Knoxville, Tn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our guide, Berny was very knowledgable! I loved hearing his stories and the way he told them, you felt like you were there in that moment in time. The plantation was absolutely beautiful! You can take pictures without a flash, but I was so inthralled by the guide and his tour that I never bothered. It is a must see... More

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Walker, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Melrose is a beautiful historic mansion with beautiful grounds and gardens! The tour of the mansion is very informative and fun.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This was the most professional tour guide of the houses we saw. The tour was longer and more detailed than any other. The grounds are interesting and immaculate. This was probably the best tour of the seven houses we saw in Natchez.

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