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Natchez National Historical Park

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Address: Natchez, MS
Phone Number: 601-446-5790
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This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie,...

This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.

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Went to visit this site to check another place off in our National Park Passport. We didn't do a guided tour of either location but we explored the Melrose Plantation on our own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2016
Cassie W
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Iowa City, Iowa
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Amite, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing to see at this location except an antebellum home -- and that is available only through guided tours. The last tour of the day begins at 3:00. We got there later and found nothing to see or do. Go if you want to tour the house, but be there by 3:00.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Went to visit this site to check another place off in our National Park Passport. We didn't do a guided tour of either location but we explored the Melrose Plantation on our own. It was my first time visiting a Southern plantation but was everything I imagined it would be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

One of the best trips ever. We experienced history in a real setting that made it come alive I can't say enough good things about this National Park or its Rangers . We plan to visit again.

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Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Very interesting and informative about he American civil war. For the history buff the battle are was huge. 16 miles of road winding around the battle sight. We now understand a little of the huge sacrifice both sides made for the ideas of freedom. Highly recommended.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Melrose mansion, the best known unit of the park, was one of the only attractions in Mississippi to be awarded full stars by the prestigious Michelin guides. The park service acquired this long-inaccessible home with its original furnishings down to draperies and floor coverings. The house tour is excellent and this is the only historic home in Natchez to deal... More 

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Livingston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Several places to see here, the NHP, has a very good interpretive center. Didn't know Jim Bowie was in a nasty fight in Natchez. He took a knife to a gun fight, and WON! There is also the Melrose mansion, and the William Johnson house. Like I said, a lot of history in Natchez. To see all of it, be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place To start your trip into the Natchez Trace PRKWY. A lot of historical stuff and you always leave places like that wondering and learning something.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We made a point of visiting Natchez just to visit this park, but with limited time, we made a point to arrive when park was due to open (8:30 am) but found visitor center and exhibits closed until 10 am. Since it was a rainy and cold day, paths were muddy, under repair, or flooded, so we took a few... More 

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Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Natchez Historical Park is a place to see. You should also tour the city to see all the beautifull houses. In order to organise the visit, pass first to the Visitor center to get a tour map. You can do the tour by youselve or get a organized tour from the visitor center. Personnaly we did it by ourselves without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Loved this place, loved the history, statues and monuments, spent all day driving through park and ready about the history

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