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“Outstanding”
Review of Melrose

Melrose
Ranked #7 of 52 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Loved it - the National Park Service guide was beyond outstanding. He was passionate about the house and the history. Lots to see and cheaper than the other houses.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Melrose is part of the Natchez National Historical Park, so the tour guides are either National Park Service rangers or volunteers who provide a historically accurate tour, rather than one filled with urban legends and myths. The history of the house and the families who lived there are interesting and intriguing enough -- they don't need artificial embellishment. The guided tour is certainly worth the fee -- and you're helping to continue the restoration -- and then, you are free to wander the grounds for as long as you like and visit the slave cabins and other buildings open to the public. The gardens aren't at their best in November, of course.

Thank Dr_QBatonRouge
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The mansion and its grounds are, surprisingly, a national park. It was the best "old mansion" tour we have ever taken. Old house and outbuildings are in great shape. Most every stick of the furniture was bought for this mansion. Only two families had owned it before it was given to the Park Service--and the first owner sold it furnished, so the furniture is not only authentic period furniture, it is authentic to the house. Unusual. The tour guide was terrific. The grounds are unbelieveable.

Thank traveler987Napa
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

State owned and good value. The tour guide was very entertaining but not very knowledgable. However, an interesting house with pleasant grounds.

Thank barry2441
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Melrose is amazing! It is an elegant footnote to plantation history in Natchez. The mansion, outbuildings, and grounds are impeccable. The restoration is a tribute to tireless research and unbelievable attention to detail. The end result? Melrose is presented as a wonderful example of the opulence plantation living achieved. The furnishings are lavish but tasteful. Most interesting is the feeling of Melrose as a real family home---not a museum. Rangers Chad and Scott are charming and informed hosts. Scott's monologue was witty, entertaining, and informative. He made the families who resided at Melrose come alive. Their stories are of excessive wealth, high living, and tragedy.

Thank Anita C
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