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Melrose Plantation

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Melrose Plantation

This was one of the best stops on the plantation tour. Nancy was our guide and was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gilmer, Texas
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Fascinating story of up from slavery success in the antebellum South coupled to an artistic colony... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2019
Alexandria, Virginia
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Melrose Plantation is an Antebellum historic house museum located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. We invite you to discover the two-hundred year history of the beautiful Melrose Plantation. The birth of a slave, Marie Therese Coincoin, and her...more
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3533 Highway 119, Melrose, LA 71452-3416
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the best stops on the plantation tour. Nancy was our guide and was very knowledgeable. Step back several centuries and live a few moments in the past. The massive Live Oaks are beautiful!!! Make sure this is one of your stops.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Fascinating story of up from slavery success in the antebellum South coupled to an artistic colony in the 20th century. Race relations are more complex than they appear.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

My wife enjoyed her tour here and thought the tour guilds did a great job. A must when you visit Natchez!!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Sue gave us a tour of the plantation. She was excellent and gave us a lot of information about the plantation and Clementine Hunter. She showed us the large murals that Clementine Hunter painted and explained the story that was told through each of them....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

The tour was good. The tour guides were very knowledgeable of the plantation and its history. However, the majority of the information focused on one of the later owners who used the property as an artists' retreat, and less about the original owners and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 1, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Melrose Plantation. It was our only tour unfortunately due to the government shut down. There is an abundance of history at this site that will not disappoint those looking for a true understanding of the life of a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Recently visited Melrose and so enjoyed our guided tour with Sue Keller. She was full of wonderful historical information, facts and folklore. Her commentary brought the historical characters of the plantation to life for us.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The plantation houses were beautifully restored and guides were friendly. It has an interesting history that you can Google about its owners. Plus has some paintings of Clementine Hunter, a maid who lived until age 101. Her art pieces are amusing and tell stories of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Fascinating history bookend by a French - slave offspring at the origin, and a patron of the arts at the end. Lovely grounds with well preserved buildings. Guide was excellent. This is where Clementine Hunter developed her painting. I wasn't familiar with her or her...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend. Very good tour of house. Interesting information on the artist Clementine Hunter.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Sherry P
April 5, 2019|
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I just turned on my GPS
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Response from 525Barb1205 | Reviewed this property |
Pay to take the guided tour, the history is amazing! And as the others have said, a couple of hours will give you enough time to wander the the grounds and peak into the other buildings.
Juan R
March 8, 2015|
Response from MrsBHudson | Reviewed this property |
open 10am to 5 pm with guided tours offered at 15 minutes past every hour for $10 per person