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Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, MS
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in Natchez
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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High Point, NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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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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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Tampa, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were returning to Florida from Arkansas and we enjoy the national parks, so we did a detour here. Our young elementary-aged kid enjoyed doing the junior ranger activities before we arrived, and the park rangers were extremely nice and helpful. The main house was being restored so we couldn't go in, but we did walk around the rest of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This home is part of the National Park Service & is worth a visit. As we are Johnson's my husband especially enjoyed this stop. There are lots of beautiful homes to visit in Natchez but this one gives you the prospective of a freed man of color's life in that time period. And the fact that there is no entrance... More

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