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“spring Pilgrimage in Natchez”
Review of Melrose

Melrose
Ranked #8 of 49 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
Flower Mound, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“spring Pilgrimage in Natchez”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Loved this tour as it was given by a National Park Guide. Very interesting and worth your time. They are doing renovations but it does not affect the inside of the house which is lovely.

Visited March 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“Interesting grounds”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

This is a nice area home where you can stroll the grounds to understand the layout of a home in the area. We especially liked seeing and reading about the slave cabins and the way the slaves on this homestead lived

Visited March 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Don't miss Melrose!”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

The combination of an architectural gem filled with fascinating family memorabilia and an excellent tour makes this a must-see.

Visited March 2013
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San Juan Islands, WA
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“Barney is an ambassador for the National Park Service!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We visited Melrose House in October 2012. The mansion is furnished with original items. Barney was our guide and was outstanding in telling the story of the original family and life on the plantation. This tour is not to be missed. Plan on about 1 1/2 hours. The Golden Eagle card is not valid here, but the fee is nominal.

Visited October 2012
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Longview, TX
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“Go ahead and take the House Tour.”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Melrose is operated by the National Parks Service, so there's no question about the quality of the interpretation here; no admission is charged to enjoy the grounds, but I strongly suggest the nominal fee charged to see the interior of this unforgettable house. Among the furnishings that set this apart are the original floor cloth that is a National Treasure in and of itself, and the massive Punkah over the dining room table. The time I visited, photographs were allowed IF you disarm the flash function. It's possible to make an afternoon of this, if you take a picinc to enjoy on the grounds and take your time looking at all of the available interpretive sites on the property. Again, this has to go at the top of your list of places to see, even if you have to come back to Natchez over and over again, like I do.

Visited March 2013
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