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Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, MS
601-446-5790
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks
Activities: Leisure education
Description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
37 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Saint Michael
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

After seeing the grand homes of the wealthy, its nice to see the home of a black barber in town. His story is told well in the lower level and the upstairs living quarters show how the family lived. At the larger homes we heard about the rich people and their slaves, here we hear about a black man and... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We only toured the Melrose Estate and found it very interesting and educational. The slavery display was simple but well done. The exterior of the house was under renovation, but it didn't diminish the experience. The fee to tour was minimal at $10 per adult and $5 per child. Credit cards are not accepted so bring cash. The Park Ranger... More

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Oklahoma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

First of all there is the William Johnson House which is worth a stop. Many grand homes to view and of couse the Mississippi River bridges. The tourism center is also worth the time, as is the Natchez Indian Cultural Center.

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Pineville, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great piece of history at the William Johnson house. It was a free, self-guided tour. We spent about 45 minutes in there, but you could probably spend an hour if you read every little thing. The worker was very friendly, and started us off on our way. William's life was interesting. I was completely shocked how he was a slave... More

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NEW WINDSOR
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327 reviews 327 reviews
119 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Well maintained, a nice driving tour and CD. Took us several hours. National Cemetery was excellent. Don't miss the restored Iron-Clad. GREAT views of Natchez and the Mississippi River

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Well worth a visit - a must see in Natchez! Such an interesting museum, and it was fascinating considering the questions surrounding William Johnson's life. Why would an African American own slaves? Great history.

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