Melrose
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Part of Natchez National Historical Park, Melrose is an antebellum plantation that features a slavery exhibit.
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  • robin m
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not To Be Missed
    What a great tour this was! The grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was the BEST EVER. He brought the history of the builder and owners of Melrose to life for us and he was very amusing! This house ws quite unusual and gave me a new view of the wealthy folks of days gone by.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 28 June 2023
  • fancydancer59
    Minneapolis, Minnesota114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Melrose tour is excellent and well worth it.
    This was definitely worth the stop. The tour of the mansion was thorough though not very long. Beautiful furniture much of it authentic. Very knowledgeable tour guide. It was interesting to hear how the enslaved servants were called to the house. And interesting to see their quarters. Beautiful grounds as well.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 March 2024
  • Elle
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value guided tour of Melrose that doesn't cost the earth
    My husband and I only had a short stay in Natchez and with so many amazing choices of beautiful local historical houses, were unsure of which to visit. However we decided upon Melrose and we are so glad we did! This was stated as the only home of it's kind (in the area) that offers a historical insight into not just the house, but provides a number of outbuildings and the management of the estate. This includes dairy, slave quarters, and others. The beautiful grounds and outbuildings are 'FREE' for visitors to look around. However, if you want to see the house, guided tours are available throughout the day. We went on a 4pm tour which cost only $11 an adult. It lasted about 25 minutes, was incredibly insightful and was delivered by a passionate guide. There were only 5 of us in total and represented excellent value for money. It was a great introduction to Natchez's history of the time. Thoroughly recommended!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2024
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Roving02212122293
Greenwood, IN57 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Nice area, nice people. Its nice on the outside but so very expensive for hardly anything! My kids and I were very disappointed
Written 18 June 2024
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Elle
28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My husband and I only had a short stay in Natchez and with so many amazing choices of beautiful local historical houses, were unsure of which to visit. However we decided upon Melrose and we are so glad we did!

This was stated as the only home of it's kind (in the area) that offers a historical insight into not just the house, but provides a number of outbuildings and the management of the estate. This includes dairy, slave quarters, and others.

The beautiful grounds and outbuildings are 'FREE' for visitors to look around.

However, if you want to see the house, guided tours are available throughout the day.

We went on a 4pm tour which cost only $11 an adult. It lasted about 25 minutes, was incredibly insightful and was delivered by a passionate guide. There were only 5 of us in total and represented excellent value for money. It was a great introduction to Natchez's history of the time.

Thoroughly recommended!
Written 27 March 2024
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fancydancer59
Minneapolis, MN114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This was definitely worth the stop. The tour of the mansion was thorough though not very long. Beautiful furniture much of it authentic. Very knowledgeable tour guide. It was interesting to hear how the enslaved servants were called to the house. And interesting to see their quarters. Beautiful grounds as well.
Written 14 March 2024
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Robert W
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Went to Melrose and waited while the unprofessional park service guide lectured on the Tulsa riots and Anne Moody which had nothing to do with the expected tour. Left without enjoying the home.
Written 7 September 2023
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robin m
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
What a great tour this was! The grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was the BEST EVER. He brought the history of the builder and owners of Melrose to life for us and he was very amusing! This house ws quite unusual and gave me a new view of the wealthy folks of days gone by.
Written 28 June 2023
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Roena O
Coronado, CA100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
tour guide was really interesting. I was on the tour by myself so got to ask lots of questions. Beautiful place built on the backs of slave labor.
Written 3 April 2023
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Carie M
Dallas, TX85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
If you are going to see the wonderful antebellum homes in Natchez, be sure to include this National Park Service home. It was the ONLY home of the 6 we saw that honestly addressed the slavery issue. Beautiful house and gardens, lots of original furniture and an excellent guide.
Written 15 March 2023
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Megan M
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This house is definitely worth the visit! We sat in rocking chairs on the porch soaking in the beauty of the place while we waited for our tour time. The interior of the house is excellently restored and our tour guide was wonderful. The outbuildings are well done and worth wandering out to see. At only $10 an adult ticket with 17 and under free it's a good value for families.
Written 4 March 2023
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Girlhistorian
Fort Worth, TX89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Melrose is astonishing in its completeness: 85 percent of the original contents and many outbuildings, including the quarters of the enslaved people. The National Park Service provides its usual completely reliable interpretation, untainted by romance.
Written 24 February 2023
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Martin
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
Melrose is a must visit in Natchez. It's owned by the National Park Service so it's fully set up for tourism and very accessible. The rangers are really friendly and approachable. There were only the 2 of us on the tour of the house, which you must sign up for in the visitor centre. It was free of charge but they will start charging again soon. It's usually only $10 too.

The ranger that showed us around was brilliant and was obviously very passionate about the property. Would recommend Melrose to anyone.
Written 31 December 2022
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