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Beautiful history.

If you are visiting Natchez or have a group of people, the William Johnson House is the place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Natchez, Mississippi
Glimpse into the sordid past not seen in Gone with the Wind

William Johnson, the son of a slave and a white master, freed by the master, ran several successful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike W
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210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120-3471
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are visiting Natchez or have a group of people, the William Johnson House is the place to be. Never forget local history.

Thank derrick8386
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

William Johnson, the son of a slave and a white master, freed by the master, ran several successful business ventures as a freed black man in the Old South. He kept daily diaries that clearly tell us what his daily life was like during those...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Home and history of a free black man and his family prior to the Civil War. Although he owned slaves himself, it was an amazing story of his business acumen and all that he was able to accomplish in the society and time he lived.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good presentation of information about William Johnson and his life, especially because he was a wealthy black man in the South. Interesting how Natchez wasn't about race so much as social class. You must go hear and read it all.

Thank caroline m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home is part of the National Park Service; there was no admission to tour. We visited not too long before they closed for lunch, so we did not have a guide. The displays are very well done and informative; the home was well-maintained and...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating insight into the life of William Johnson, known as "the barber" of Natchez. Mr. Johnson started life as a slave, later to become free at age 11. He owned 16 slaves at the time of his tragic death in 1851. Financially successful and possessing...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a great history lesson, the guide was great and gave us lots of information. The grounds of the home are well worth walking around. Very friendly helpful national Park rangers.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The William Johnson House is the story of a free black in the south, at a minimum. The property is part of The Federal National Parks system. The front, ground floor is a museum that explains his life and some history of the area. The...More

Thank ranles76
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A nice small Museum and Visitor Center for everyone to read and see about the Natchez area. The story you read about is of an African American slave who got his freedom and then developed his own business as a Barber.

Thank David M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This was a good place to visit - and the grounds were beautiful. I laughed because these folks were rich they had a 12 hole privy outside or known as the Outhouse. :-)

Thank DennisODaniel
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Response from Owls8041 | Reviewed this property |
There's a book called "William Johnson's Diary" published by LSU Press, and some of it is online if you Google William Johnson Diary.