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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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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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