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Natchez National Historical Park

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Address: Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-446-5790
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie...
This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.
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First Rate National Battlefield.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2013
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NEW WINDSOR
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NEW WINDSOR
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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
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8 attraction reviews
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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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Louisiana
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14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the highlights of Natchez because it focuses on an aspect of the town other than the magnificant town and plantation houses. This shows more of what the real antebellum South was than all of the beautiful plantation/toen homes.

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Iola, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Toured both Melrose and Johnson House while in Natchez for a day. The National Park service interprets both facilities. The visitors center at Melrose is very small and does not offer a great deal of interpretation but the Rangers are very helpful if you have questions. The slave quarters at Melrose are open and contain a very good slavery exhibit.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Liked the layout and walking trails. Also like the little gift shop. My husband and I enjoyed it very much.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This was another Natchez National Park site well worth the visit. Wiliam Johnson started life as a slave, was freed, and worked as a barber, eventually owning several barber shops. This is the house he lived in with his family. It was free to visit, and is interesting to see the furnishings and decor from the era.

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Malvern AR, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Toured both the Melrose & the William Johnson House. Both were very interesting!! You get two different views of Natchez history. The National Park Service is doing an excellent job with these two historic sites!

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We visited both sites of the Natchez National Historical Park -- Melrose and the William Johnson home -- both were very meaningful. I've reviewed Melrose separately, so I'll focus this review on the William Johnson house which, by the way, is free. The downtown location of the William Johnson house is easy to visit while taking a walking tour of... More 

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