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Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601 442 7047
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Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum...

Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.

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still has original floors

There is a lot of parking. Our tour guide was excellent. they do allow pictures to be taken inside. be sure to add a little extra time in to walk the grounds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ahme1987
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of parking. Our tour guide was excellent. they do allow pictures to be taken inside. be sure to add a little extra time in to walk the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Melrose grounds are certainly with coming to see. I imagine there is no charge for the grounds and buildings but there IS an admission price for the home. I do recommend going inside this home. It's one of the few in this area where you CAN take photos and enjoy that experience along with the story from the guide.... More 

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Evanston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We actually bought tickets to Melrose at Visitor's Center - so the staff at Visitor's center did not even realize that Melrose is not open on all of the days of the week; and not at the normal hours. So we did NOT visit Melrose despite purchasing tickets for tour

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Gulfport
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Our guide talked fast and it was hard to understand her. I don't know if she was nervous or what. She was very informative, just had a hard time understanding her. This tour did take us upstairs, unlike another tour we did. However, if you cannot easily climb stairs, this tour is not for you. The grounds were beautiful.

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Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Another Antebellum mansion that we visited that was very interesting. Well worth the effort to get to. Lots of history, tinged with the background of slavery.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Enjoyed the house and it's contents, our guide was a little flat and didn't seem to appreciate questions. So much beauty and yet it wasn't really all it could have been because our guide was a bore.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Beautiful place. Rangers at the time were Rebecca and Barney. Both were good at their jobs. Very helpful and pleasant to talk to. This house is in the park service so the upkeep is very good on it. You can tell there is a staff there to work on it. Rebecca was very sweet on the tour and answered all... More 

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Rainsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful home with a different look. Owned and operated by park service. Fascinating story and best guide ever, Barney. He is the Steve Harvey of historical tours

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Gloucestershire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

In contrast to the other Mansion we'd visited earlier in the day, Melrose came as a breath of fresh air. Barney, our tour guide was outstanding and gave a fascinating account of life here. The house itself is well presented, but our friend who finds climbing stairs difficult was not forewarned that she'd have no option but to climb them... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Stopped here on trip to gulf - what a delightful adventure - arrived just before a tour park ranger named Melissa Tynes led us- walked the grounds and saw the out buildings, barn, flower gardens, slave cabin, kitchen, and much more - granddaughter was allowed to participate in jr ranger program while we toured the residence - she was an... More 

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