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Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 7047
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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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Tour guide brought history to life

160 year old home owned by only 3 families. Such showy opulence on first level for guests from the 1840s & 50s to see. The furnishings in the drawing room, and men's and women's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Glendive
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

160 year old home owned by only 3 families. Such showy opulence on first level for guests from the 1840s & 50s to see. The furnishings in the drawing room, and men's and women's parlor were so ornate and are 90% original to the owners, the McMurrans. The settee was to keep suitors from touching one another. Original painted oilcloth... More 

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Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have toured many mansions in the South; this one is perfection as it's still in beautiful condition and has: exquisite furnishings and draperies, silver, crystal, porcelain, and a great history. There are some very rare and unusual rosewood settees to see. It's also one of the most intact properties in the state with several outbuildings and beautiful grounds. The... More 

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Thank Linda C
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very historical home. Love to hear how people in our past lived. The grounds are very well kept and clean. Loved visiting the Melrose

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Thank Ayla M
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Park Service really shines at this beautiful historic site. They have done an outstanding job of preserving Melrose, and the historical interpretation of the place is thorough and fascinating. We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Mr. Barney Schoby, winner of the 2015 Flat Hat Award from the National Park Traveler's Club, and I know that was... More 

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Orange, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured four homes during our Natchez Weekend Getaway. Our favorite was Melrose. This is a magnificent house and gardens. The large trees on the property are beautiful. The lady that conducted our tour was great. She brought the house to life with all the stories of the past. Loved It!!!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We toured the week before New Years, which is pretty quiet. We were 5-6 minutes late to a tour, and the next tour was over 2 hours later. But the staff was very friendly and sold us tickets and let us into th evoked mansion to catch the prior tour late. And glad we were. The guide was terrific, and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This lovely home now protected and maintained by NPS is the best for bargain and enjoyment if touring only one home. Tour groups, as a result, tend to be larger on weekends but much more cozy during the non-holiday weekdays. Grounds are lovely and an exhibit of slave life makes the visit complete.

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Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Melrose despite the rainy weather. What makes Melrose unique is that most of the furnishing are original to the house. The tour guide was very informative and gave us plenty of time to look around. They told the story of the house and the family. They did note make them into slave owning monsters or... More 

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shreveport
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Melrose is a gem of American architecture, now under the protection of the Federal Park Service and restored with breathtaking authenticity. Our guide was outstanding. For lovers of antebellum America.

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Holden, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This home has an interesting visit with expansive grounds. Though not as well preserved as the other homes in this area, the story of this home is interesting. The grounds alone were enough to entice us as we were told of the 300 year old oak tree on the grounds. It was worth seeing. A bonus for photographers here -... More 

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