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.

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Natchez National Historical Park

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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.

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. park service intern CJ Dee will be conducting an equestrian program at Melrose on the 3rd US Colored Cavalry during the Civil War.

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. park service intern CJ Dee will be conducting an equestrian program at Melrose on the 3rd US Colored Cavalry during the Civil War.

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.

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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 (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 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)

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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 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 (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 (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 (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

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Melrose mansion took eight years to build and was completed in 1849. Original owner John McMurran sold the home with all furniture to George and Elizabeth Davis in 1865. A portrait of the Davis' daughter Julia now hangs in the parlor. Julia, a Kelly by marriage, inherited the home, passing it on to her son George. It remained the family until being sold to John and Betty Callon, owners of Callon Petroleum, in 1976. When oil prices took a dive in the 1980s, the Callons put the house up for sale and it was purchased by the National Park Service in 1990 for the new Natchez National Historical Park. All owners keep the original furniture and you can see it on one of the daily tours. Be sure to visit the park when near Natchez, Mississippi. For complete park information, visit the National Park Planner website, www.npplan.com.

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A museum on the life of William Johnson is located on the first floor of his 1841 house in downtown Natchez, Mississippi. The upper floor, where Johnson and his family lived, is open to visitors (Johnson rented the lower floor to a dance studio). Johnson, a freed slave, wrote a diary between 1835 and 1851, the year he was murdered by a neighbor over a land dispute. To learn more about Johnson, visit the Natchez National Historical Park web page on National Park Planner (www.npplan.com)

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William Johnson house at Natchez National Historical Park in Natchez, Mississippi. Johnson, a former slave who had been freed by his master/father, wrote a diary from 1835 until his death by murder in 1851. It is among the best accounts of daily life in the antebellum South and the only one writen by a black man. Johnson was a successful barber and businessman, but profited from slave labor. Despite being a former slave and of mixed race, he owned 15 slaves. Any free man could own slaves, regardless of former status. Johnson wanted to rise in social status and the best way to do that was by owning property, both land and slaves. About 12% of free blacks in Natchez owned slaves.

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Master bedroom at Melrose mansion, part of the Natchez National Historical Park in Natchez, Mississippi. Complete visitor information can be found on National Park Planner at www.npplan.com.

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Melrose Estate is part of the Natchez National Historical Park in Natchez, Mississippi. Tours are offered daily. Complete info is now on National Park Planner.

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One of two identical buildings at the Melrose Mansion. One building had a kitchen on the bottom floor, the other a dairy and laundry. The upstairs of both were slave quarters. Opulent antebellum manions were built to impress, so even the slave quarters were top notch. While the owners, the McMurrans, were plantation owners, Melrose was not on a plantation. This was the residence just outside of Natchez. Slaves on the property were all domestic servants.\

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