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Melrose

Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 7047
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a...
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Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Fabulous treasure. We can't figure out who, in the Nat'l Park Service, is behind the generous funding for this historic site, but they are putting serious money into lovingly restoring and maintaining the house and grounds. House has a great story and you will learn a lot about these cotton kings and what happened to them and their fortunes during... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Since Melrose is now owned by the National Park Service, my husband and I were a little skeptical about visiting. Our tour guide was a park ranger who was very knowledgeable. The home is beautiful and worth the time to tour. Renovations were taking place but there was still plenty to see.

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Western Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful tour with knowledgable, interesting staff. Picnic tables for picnics. Well-maintained. Very informative.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Barney, the Park Ranger from Natchez leading the tour, knows the history of the house, the furniture and decorations and the history of Natchez. There is no admission fee for touring the grounds, but admission to the house and tour costs $11, standard for Natchez mansions. Almost all of the furnishings are original to the house. (At other plantations the... More 

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Oxfordshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Melrose as our third house tour so we were getting a little mansioned-out. So glad we did this one. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. Even better we could take photos inside and didn't feel we were being rushed. Unlike the other trips we felt like private visitors rather than being just another body in the crowds of tourists being... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Run by the National Parks Service. Good informative tour. A lot of original furniture in the house. One of the few locations that gives any thought to the slaves who provided the wealth. There are some rather idealised slave quarters near the main house. There is some good information about slavery in these quarters.

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North Little Rock
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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