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Immaculately restoration by the National Park Service

I’d put this on my Must See list when visiting Natchez antebellum houses. The US Park Service... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike W
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A Must to visit

This is a lovely plantation house full of history. It is set in lovely gardens overlooking the... read more

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Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
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Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’d put this on my Must See list when visiting Natchez antebellum houses. The US Park Service manages this property and has done an impressive job of not just preserving, but faithfully restoring this property, they even matched the walking carpets to the original oilcloth...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely plantation house full of history. It is set in lovely gardens overlooking the river. The 45 minute tour is so worth doing to learn about the history of this amazing house, the family and the period associated with it. The best...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 45 minute tour ($10) with Caitlin, who was well informed and made the visit worthwhile, answering questions and sharing a debate or two on the treatment of 'house slaves'. We were fortunate to visit on a beautiful sunny day, enjoying the gardens...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house tour isn't part of the free grounds visit, but is worth the $10 price. The opulence of the downstairs is spectacular.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home and outbuildings were in pristine conditions. It is a lovely antebellum home with beautiful furnishings and even an indoor bathroom. The Park Service always does a great job of teaching history of places in their time period. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Barney, made this tour one of the best we have taken. He was funny, related the lives of the family that lived here to modern day examples, and his excitement for history made us all interested. He explained this was the vacation home...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a must see! Having 85% of original furniture still in this home transports you back to that era. There were so many items to see and in such great condition, the dining room was a feast to my eyes. The bedrooms made me...More

1  Thank Tedsdesk
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Designed by architect Jacob Byers and completed in 1848, Melrose derived its name from Melrose Abbey in Scotland, which John & Mary McMurran had previously visited. A successful lawyer and planter, no expense was spared in building this gorgeous Greek Revival consisting of 15,000 square...More

1  Thank Kim G
Reviewed September 9, 2018

After reading several Greg Iles books that took place in and around Natchez we set off to explore. We toured several antebellum homes including the Melrose. Melrose is part of the "hop on/hop off" bus tour. This we the most lavish home we visited with...More

Thank sdd50
Reviewed August 6, 2018

So enjoyed the fact that there have only essentially been two families that have lived in the home and all of their original furnishings and even personal belongings were left for preservation. Well worth the time for a visit and tour!

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Response from Katty429 | Reviewed this property |
Good Morning! Natchez, Mississippi is a great place to visit with many tours and attractions. There are quite a few historic homes to visit Longwood is open every day from 9am- 4:30pm, but closed on major holidays, but can... More
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