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Melrose

Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #10 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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New Orleans
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Decatur, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our Ranger, Roxy, was animated and very knowledgeable and gave a fantastic tour. The house was interesting and the history of the families and caretakers was intriguing. One of my favorite mansions to visit!

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Norman, Oklahoma
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327 reviews 327 reviews
144 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I have to say that this plantation house is perhaps not as impressive as some I have visited near New Orleans. Nevertheless, if you come to Natchez it is a worthwhile place to visit. The house is well appointed inside and the furniture in all the rooms is very nice. Most of the furniture are original pieces that belonged to... More

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Buffalo, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Melrose is a National Historic Park. The home itself has been kept in as much of the original condition as possible. It really gives a feel of what a southern plantation was like. I enjoyed it very much and would like to return when I have more time to explore the outer grounds. I was a bit rushed for time... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The house is beautiful. Most of the furnishings are from the original owner. Our guide, Barney, provided us with a fun and sometimes funny tour. There came a huge downpour of rain during our house tour, so we were unable to see the grounds afterwards. Hope to return!

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Joplin, Missouri
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We only had time for one home tour on our trip and chose Melrose based on some reviews I had read. I am glad we did. Barney was a wonderful tour guide, and I learned a few things from him. I suggest Melrose because of the high percentage of original furniture, etc. It has only been owned by 3 families,... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our tour was a busy one but the tour guide managed to make it an wonderful experience. He made sure everyone could hear him well and see all they wanted to see. A lot of information about the materials but also about the people who have lived here. The outside is currently being restored but the inside is all without... More

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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Melrose and the grounds are maintained by the National Park Service and have tours on the hour of the house. Barney our guide was absolutely fascinating and so knowlegable on the house and the families that lived there. Barney made the entire experience so interesting that you could almost feel you were actually living there through his story telling. This... More

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Forest, Mississippi
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Melrose and it's grounds are Breathtaking, Beautifuly maintained by the National Parks Service it's a Site to See.

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