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“History” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melrose

Melrose
Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
601 442 7047
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Historic Sites, National Parks, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking
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Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
West Memphis, Arkansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you like History you will love visiting the Melrose house! There is so much history in Natchez, that you will want to see all you can see! The house is under construction right now, but you can tour the inside. The house is beautiful and worth visiting!

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting piece of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Owned by the Federal State Park - Natchez Trace Parkway - it is a beauty of a home and landscape. Great tour guide and the original slave quarters are still on the grounds. A true gem of history to learn about.

Visited June 2013
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Thomasville, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

They were doing work on the outside which was a distraction. The history was interesting and the guide was very informative. The grounds were pretty. The only problem was it was too dark and it was hard to see inside.

Visited June 2013
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Pittsburgh
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“king of cotton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

imagine that a lot of the plantation owners were actually northerners that saw huge economic possibilities in the south back in the 1840's and 1850's....plenty of slave help and a huge cash product in cotton.....go see Melrose...lots of actual, original furniture, pictures, dinnerware, very authentic of that lost era....the actual slave cabins....the tour was really good

Visited May 2013
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Salem, Massachusetts
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“So glad we visited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit to Melrose. It's a National Park Service site. The admission was $10, and students were $5 for the tour. The grounds were free to explore. The out buildings were also free, including the carriage barn, stables, and slave cabin. This tour was so much better than the "plantation" tours we did. Slavery was explained, and there was an exhibition explaining the effect on families. I would choose this hands down over any of the much more expensive, sanitized plantation tours.

Visited May 2013
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