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Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, MS
601-446-5790
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Ranked #11 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.

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Roswell, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited the Natchez National Historical Park in November 2014. The park was created to preserve the history of Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez served as Mississippi’s first capital and is more than one hundred years older than Jackson, the state’s current capital city. Natchez was one of the busiest... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Compared to other Natchez Mansions this was not as well presented as the private mansions. It was good, but the Mansion was under construction at the time and the tour was limited. We walked the grounds and seems like the lawn need to be mowed or maybe they wanted it to look like a pasture, which it did.

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Gainesville, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A look back into the 1800's. There's a gorgeous antibellum mansion with an hourly tour, slave quarters, fantastic gardens that make you wish you had been around at the time.

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Mississippi
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great place to visit to learn about history in the south. Location is near othr attractions. Great place to visit.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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198 attraction reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

While the mansion is undergoing exterior renovations, don't let that deter you from going and taking the tour inside. It is very well furnished and impressive to say the least, worth the cost of taking it. The tour guide we had was knowledgeable and interesting and it did take about 45 minutes for the tour. The grounds have some interesting... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yet another wonderful little gem of a National Park. I love the Eastern historic and cultural parks, because they're usually fairly small and intimate, but full of information about wherever they're located. Natchez is no exception-the William Johnson House has reams of information about a unique and impressive man in Natchez, as well as lots of context what it was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Interesting property but the tour guide liked to put his arms around people and whack them on the shoulder to make a point. Doing it once was a surprise but he kept doing it until it distracted from what he said. He knew his facts for the most part and was enthusiastic but people who don't want anyone invading their... More 

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Lovely old mansions under severe renovation during our visit. The gardens and location is excellent. There is also a wonderful old train engine on display. Loved all the history provided.

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High Point, NC
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34 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Make sure you take the Ranger Tour of the Melrose Mansion. It's worth a trip to Natchez all by itself. The self-guided Johnson House was interesting, too. Parking is tight. The Fort Rosalie site is no longer available for viewing. This is a wonderful stop before starting out on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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OLYMPIA
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The National Park service has two properties to visit in Nachez. Melrose mansion and the Johnson house. I wish we had more time to visit and take a full tour of both. The Melrose house is one of the most historically accurate furnished mansions in the south. The self guide tour of the slave quarters is worth seeing because it... More 

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