Melrose
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Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
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robin m
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
What a great tour this was! The grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was the BEST EVER. He brought the history of the builder and owners of Melrose to life for us and he was very amusing! This house ws quite unusual and gave me a new view of the wealthy folks of days gone by.
Written June 28, 2023
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Paul P
Dallas, TX472 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We really wanted to see this home, but due to typical government mismanagement we were not able to. We showed up 40 minutes before the 3:00 tour and found a clipboard with all the slots for that tour filled by the same name. The visitors center was locked up tight so we could not find out if another tour could be arranged or if we could get on the list for the next morning. Every other tour in town allows advance purchase. We chose not to take the risk that the same would happen the next day so we saw another house instead.

We did walk the grounds, which are impressive. The QR codes at various points really don’t provide much information.
Written February 18, 2022
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Megan M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This house is definitely worth the visit! We sat in rocking chairs on the porch soaking in the beauty of the place while we waited for our tour time. The interior of the house is excellently restored and our tour guide was wonderful. The outbuildings are well done and worth wandering out to see. At only $10 an adult ticket with 17 and under free it's a good value for families.
Written March 4, 2023
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Chuck Buck
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Owned by the National Park Service and FREE tours were conducted hourly but limited to 10 people so making this your 1st stop of the day and get your names on the list for one of the tours. Like the Rosalie Mansion, the Melrose Mansion is furnished with most items original to the house. It is very grand inside and the ranger leading our tour was excellent.
Written May 8, 2022
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jbushman2017
Nipomo, CA485 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Run by the park service, this plantation is the best taken care of and has the best photo opportunities. The guide was entertaining and informative and the place is fascinating to see but access to the house is limited and it has a more commercial feel since the original owners lost everything in the Civil War. I thought some other homes like Rosalie or Longwood had more character.
Written March 18, 2022
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Martin
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Melrose is a must visit in Natchez. It's owned by the National Park Service so it's fully set up for tourism and very accessible. The rangers are really friendly and approachable. There were only the 2 of us on the tour of the house, which you must sign up for in the visitor centre. It was free of charge but they will start charging again soon. It's usually only $10 too.

The ranger that showed us around was brilliant and was obviously very passionate about the property. Would recommend Melrose to anyone.
Written December 31, 2022
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Ricky M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
I previously visited this home back in the 80’s when it was privately owned, and since it is now part of Ms State Parks not much has changed. If you need a weekend / day getaway I would strongly suggest a visit. With the intact outbuildings, along with most of the original home furnishings, this is one of the most historically complete homes I’ve seen.
Written November 19, 2022
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CNobles
78 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We were unable to go inside any buildings due to Covid. There was a QR code to scan at each of the outbuildings. We learned some interesting facts. The grounds are beautiful, so we spent our time walking around outside.
Written December 31, 2020
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fancydancer59
Minneapolis, MN114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was definitely worth the stop. The tour of the mansion was thorough though not very long. Beautiful furniture much of it authentic. Very knowledgeable tour guide. It was interesting to hear how the enslaved servants were called to the house. And interesting to see their quarters. Beautiful grounds as well.
Written March 14, 2024
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Zephyr_Travel
Fredericksburg, VA2,986 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Came to visit the Natchez historic park sites. Loved the grounds and enjoyed reviewing history of area with visitor center ranger. Unfortunately, due to limited staffing, we had missed the compressed tour times for the house. You can't visit the house unless you are on a tour.Will call ahead in the future to confirm availability when in the area next time.
Written February 20, 2020
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