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Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 7047
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum...
Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
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Excellent mansion tour

This was not a plantation but a mansion in Natchez that gives you a great understanding of like in Natchez by New York yankees 150 years ago.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was not a plantation but a mansion in Natchez that gives you a great understanding of like in Natchez by New York yankees 150 years ago.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I love this home! This is one of the very few you can take pictures in. The park rangers do a great job with their tours and the grounds are very well kept! A must visit here in Natchez!

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This house was the first we visited in Natchez and it was an excellent start to our explorations of the mansions. The main house was grand and the tour guide gave an excellent and informative talk about each room. The grounds were very pretty and this house was unique as on the grounds there were slave quarters you can tour... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So many homes to choose from in the area, but this was a great tour with very pleasant grounds. Knowledgeable tour guides from National Park Service. Able to walk the grounds both before and after the tour. Well done.

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Springfield, IL
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119 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited Melrose on the National Park's admission-free day so it was very busy. The rangers were kind enough to split the tour into two tours so everyone could get on. The house has many of its original furnishings which makes it unusual. The tour was very thorough and there is a good exhibit in the slave cabins about slavery.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The mansion was beautiful and the tour guide was excellent. Many other buildings to view including slave quarters. Even the grounds Gardner was helpful answering questions.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

So I settled for a self guided garden tour, which was O.K., but I was there when there really was not a lot blooming. The slave quarters were fascinating though. So sad to read the stories. I can't even begin to imagine. Other travellers may want to check before they go, as tours are supposed to be given every hour... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The Melrose is another City Estate operated by the National Park Service. You will not only see the home, but the other buildings on the property including a church, slave quarters, kitchen etc. Our guide was very knowledgeable. It was amazing that all the furniture in the home was original to the house and the hand carved ceiling fan in... More 

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Denver, CO USA
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you only go to one house in Natchez make it this one. As always the National Park Service tour guides are the best A++++. This one is an exception. The best tour of our southeast USA tour this year. If you have the opportunity to get Barney you are in for a treat. You will learn more about the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Well worth the time and small admission charge. Great tour given by grandson and great grandson of people who worked in this mansion. Nicely restored with period furnishings. Great exhibit in one of slave cabins about the institution of slavery at this plantation. Well researched and documented. Great grounds.

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Address: Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 7047
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez

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