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Melrose

Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #8 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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North Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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3 attraction reviews
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Huntsville, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Done by a National Park Service Ranger, this was a very nice tour, which we enjoyed very much. There was so much personal information given about the owners of the mansion that we felt as though we knew them. It is wonderful that the mansion is being so well taken care of.

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montreat
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We almost didn't schedule Melrose but the lady at the Visitors Center said seniors could visit for $5. This ended up bring one of our favorite of all the homes we visited. The home was spectacular and was completely furnished (not the case with the other homes we saw). The highlight of our tour was our tour guide Barney. Not... More

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New Orleans
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The massive Doric columns stand out front of this beautiful estate. The National Park Service is still restoring this stately mansion. It was an informative tour. The furnishings and to-date restoration is amazing. The most impressive is the restoration of the floor covering and how it was made to match the original which is still in place. Very educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The slave quarters where the cooks lived are intact. The house has most of the furniture from before the Civil War.

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