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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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Grand Old Lady of the South, Melrose Estate

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The house and grounds are in the care of the National Park Service. The first tour is at 9am and the last tour starts at 4pm. It costs $10 per adult and $5 per child (cash only). When we bought our tickets, the national park ranger gave the kids a junior ranger pin and badge. The tour began immediately. Our... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

My partner and I took this tour whilst on the Natchez leg of our 18 day road trip spanning 3 states and 1,600 miles. The grounds and structures are impressive however it is the tour that breathes life into the photos and furnishings and diaries. The Tour delivered by our guide 'BARNEY' was possibly the most awe inspiring experience we... More 

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It was a nice visit, but the price for admittance into the house was outrageous considering they were working on most of the exterior and had scaffolding out and about and you could only see the 1st floor...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had a great tour at Melrose. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of this home. The furnishings are amazing. Really enjoyed all the historical facts that were given on the tour regarding the family that lived at Melrose. The slave quarters and the historical accounts of slaves were also interesting. Would love to go back!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This property is under the control of the National Parks so there is only a small charge for the guided tour. The history of the family that lived in the house is interesting as is the house. The grounds are extensive with outbuildings to visit and if you wish plenty of space for a picnic.

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Grandview, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The national park service is doing some painting here but you do not want to miss this one. We had Barry as a tour guide if you get him your tour will be great . Very knowledgeable and a great guide . Most of the original furnishings are there as well as the other buildings My favorite one.

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CHESTERFIELD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Of all the Antebellum houses in Natchez Mississippi we chose Melrose. The tour inside the house is only $2 each and we were lucky enough to get Park Ranger Barney as our guide. He is full of knowledge and super friendly and we came away after about 45 min not needing to go to another

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