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Address: Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
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+1 601-442-7047

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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Pretty and the Rangers know there things

The site is a nice example of this architecture. The rangers are knowledgeable about the site and willing to share their knowledge. It is a nice place to visit and well kept.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The site is a nice example of this architecture. The rangers are knowledgeable about the site and willing to share their knowledge. It is a nice place to visit and well kept.

Thank briardragon
Cache, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide, Barney, has been noted in other reviews for his animated delivery; if you get him as your guide you are in for a treat. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, he made the tour fun. Unlike many other antebellum homes, Melrose allows photography inside. The tour offer not only a history lesson but a study of the effect history has... More 

Thank JoMKess
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

CC, an Alcorn U student led us thru this wonderfully restored southern mansion., cost $5. He has first hand knowledge of the workings; his ancestor, as a slave, pulled the cord that moved the fan in the dining room. He had in depth knowledge of the furnishings, paintings, and residents. This tour was as good as what I got in... More 

Thank NanaKat46
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this was not the most spectacular house on the Natchez tour, it was the only one that had accompanying buildings for touring. This included former slave quarters, horse stable, carriage house with old carriages, cisterns, dairy, etc. The tour was not conducted by a professional park service staff but instead by a volunteer. I would give him a B... More 

Thank Dpskl
Greenville, Michigan
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic home is a little off the beaten path, down quite and green drives. The parking is plentiful and the grounds are spacious. This is part of the Natchez national park system so there is a charge. People buy tickets in a converted out-building that is also a gift shop. Entering the home, one sees a classic example of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have rated Melrose a five if they accepted credit/debit cards. The ranger in the gift shop where we bought tickets was very rude when we asked her about it. Otherwise, outstanding tour. The ranger serving as tour guide was the absolute best ever; he is what makes the tour so interesting. All the other homes we toured started running... More 

Thank Leigh W
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly a must see while in Natchez. The house and grounds are absolutely magnificent. The tour we had was really well done. Our favorite historical home in Natchez.

Thank KJB0828
North Aurora, Illinois
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With so many houses in Natchez to tour, it may be hard to choose. Don't miss this tour lead by a National Park Ranger guide. The history and story of this house provides an historic perspective of the antebellum experience. Count yourself as lucky if you get Ranger Barney as your guide. He is outstanding.

Thank Carol D
Tifton, Georgia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melrose was one of the four large homes we visited in our one day in Natchez. I am glad it was recommended to us as it was one of my favorites. The out buildings and grounds were neat as well.

Thank Judy B
Montz, United States
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home along with the grounds have been very well maintained and will make a nice addition to your visit.

Thank Tammy S

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