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“William Johnson House was very interesting.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez National Historical Park
, Natchez, MS
601-446-5790
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Ranked #14 of 40 things to do in Natchez
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
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“William Johnson House was very interesting.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

After touring several Antibellum mansions in Natchez, it was a nice change to see where a local business man lived. William Johnson was a freed slave who succeeded as a barber and prospered to such an extent that he owned slaves himself. His life story is very interesting. Make a point to stop here. Oh, and this one is free!

Visited February 2013
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Golden, Colorado
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Loved Johnston House and Melrose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great National Park Service interpretation at both sites. Johnston has great exhibits and Melrose great ranger tours.

Visited November 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Amazing Civil War Site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am in awe of the difficulty of the site and the significance of the encounter. The area roads were well laid out. The park service is at work clearing more trees to present a better approximation of the appearance during the battle.

Visited November 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Under renovation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Melrose is one of the nicer and more complete homes. Its currently under renovation, but holds original flooring, blinds and furnishings. The park rangers are a bit more balanced in their presentation of the material during the tours and really worked to put the era in full historical perspective. If you are only going to do the 3 house tour - this should be on your list. Unlike most of the other homes, the slave quarters are also open and have a meaningful exhibit.

Visited July 2012
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Great way to start”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

The combined visitors center was excellent. Loved the displays and the giant 3-d map of the city. Reviewed Melrose separately. (Also Excellent). Was very moved by the story of WIlliam Johnson, barber of Natchez. Visiting his home and discovering his story added a new dimension to the whole Natchez experience.

Visited July 2012
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