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“William Johnson house”

Natchez National Historical Park
Ranked #15 of 52 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: This park contains three important sites for history buffs: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House and the Melrose estate.
Reviewed March 29, 2014

After seeing the grand homes of the wealthy, its nice to see the home of a black barber in town. His story is told well in the lower level and the upstairs living quarters show how the family lived. At the larger homes we heard about the rich people and their slaves, here we hear about a black man and his customers all told and illustrated in his journals.

1  Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We only toured the Melrose Estate and found it very interesting and educational. The slavery display was simple but well done. The exterior of the house was under renovation, but it didn't diminish the experience. The fee to tour was minimal at $10 per adult and $5 per child. Credit cards are not accepted so bring cash.

The Park Ranger who led our tour was as entertaining as he was informational. He enlivened the tour for our kids and was excellent at explaining the various aspects of the house along with telling the story of the history of the home and its owners.

We enjoyed the grounds, but they would certainly be more exquisite in spring. There were some flowering trees in bloom. The recent ice storm did cause some damage to some trees.

3  Thank Scott S
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

First of all there is the William Johnson House which is worth a stop. Many grand homes to view and of couse the Mississippi River bridges. The tourism center is also worth the time, as is the Natchez Indian Cultural Center.

1  Thank pamandDRJ
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great piece of history at the William Johnson house. It was a free, self-guided tour. We spent about 45 minutes in there, but you could probably spend an hour if you read every little thing. The worker was very friendly, and started us off on our way.

William's life was interesting. I was completely shocked how he was a slave and then owned slaves and was thought of a prominent business person in Natchez.

Really enjoyed this!

Thank MattMarcantonio
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Well maintained, a nice driving tour and CD. Took us several hours. National Cemetery was excellent. Don't miss the restored Iron-Clad. GREAT views of Natchez and the Mississippi River

2  Thank JAMES L
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