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“Gave me chills” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez National Historical Park
Natchez, MS
601-446-5790
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Ranked #13 of 43 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.
Mandeville, Louisiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Gave me chills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

As a former history teacher, this was a can't miss for me. You can feel the history and let you mind wander thinking about all that took place there. Really enjoyed it.

Visited February 2013
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Austin, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“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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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
46 helpful votes 46 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“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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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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