Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi

Throughout history, Natchez has always been a place of opportunity and is evident throughout Natchez National Historical Park. From the magnificent antebellum estate of John McMurran, to the downtown home of African American barber and diarist William Johnson, to the French Fort Rosalie, this diverse Mississippi River town has lent itself to opportunity.

Natchez National Historical Park Info


Natchez National Historical Park

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Natchez National Historical Park Seeks Volunteers for Park Day

Natchez National Historical Park will host a Park Day event at the Fort Rosalie site beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding before noon on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

The Spanish are Coming!....To Fort Rosalie!

Come see Spanish colonial artillerymen, soldiers, and civilian living historians as they recreate Revolutionary Era life and material culture in their encampment at Fort Rosalie on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event is free to the public!

National Park Week in Natchez

Come celebrate National Park Week at Natchez National Historical Park with free house tours at Melrose the next two weekends: Saturday and Sunday, April 15th and16th, and Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd.

Natchez National Historical Park Photos

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

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Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

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Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

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Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate Sign (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

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Melrose Estate Sign (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate Slave Quarters (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

courthouselover posted a photo:

Melrose Estate (Natchez National Historical Park, Mississippi)

Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi, and is managed by the National Park Service.

The park consists of three separate sites: Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, and this, the Melrose House.
Melrose was the estate of John T. McMurran, a lawyer, state senator, and planter who lived in Natchez from 1830 until the Civil War.

The Melrose Estate is often incorrectly identified as a plantation, which indicates a large estate including a dwelling as well as a farm. However, this site was used as a pleasure palace for wealthy landowners who owned massive plantation estates and farms elsewhere.

Both Melrose and the William Johnson House contain furnishings related to life in antebellum Natchez and other exhibits. The collection at Melrose's two-story Greek Revival mansion and its slave quarters include painted floor cloths, mahogany, a punkah, a set of Rococo Revival parlor furniture, a set of Gothic Revival dining room chairs, and bookcases with books dating to the 18th century. These were collected from Natchez families, including the McMurran family. Archaeological objects found in the park are also on display.

Information from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez_National_Historical_Park

Melrose (1848)

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Melrose (1848)

This mansion is getting a face lift, so it looks a bit shabby here. Natchez, Mississippi