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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Evanston
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is operated by the National Parks service and is the only home we visited that lets you take photos inside the home. Our ranger was extremely knowledgeable about the home. I almost felt he had given us a history lesson. Make sure you visit the grounds and other structures as well as the home.

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Benbrook
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, granddaughter and I were on a Blues Trail trip through Mississippi and stayed in Natchez a couple of days. Our granddaughter chose Melrose as the estate she wished to visit. The National Park site is well worth your time. The Park staff are so knowledgeable and articulate. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. There are over... More 

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