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May 12, 2014
Temporary Closures at the William Johnson House site
The William Johnson House site in downtown Natchez, Mississippi will be closed to the public on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays through the rest of the month of May as contractors gear up to begin work on two historic buildings.

April 18, 2013
2013 National Park Week Activities
Natchez National Historical Park Celebrates National Park Week at Melrose & The William Johnson House April 20-28, 2013

February 08, 2013
Black History Month 2013
In celebration of Black History Month Natchez National Historical Park will be presenting a variety of programs throughout the month of February.

August 28, 2012
Park Closure for Hurricane Isaac
Park Closes in Preparation for Hurricane Isaac

June 22, 2012
New Book Tells Story on Equal Rights for Black Citizens
Back to Mississippi tells the story of Geraldine Hollis, one of the nine young African American adults who in 1961 first challenged the official racially segregated public library system in Jackson, Mississippi.

May 03, 2012
Free Jazz Concert on Natchez Bluff
Join New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Rangers Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Matt Hampsey at the Natchez Bluff Gazebo on Broadway Street on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. for a FREE performance of songs from the recently released CD project “Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta”.

March 23, 2012
Zachary Taylor at Melrose
Visitors to the Melrose mansion now have a chance to see a Natchez classic, a life-size, marble bust of Zachary Taylor completed in 1848 by Natchez sculptor Edwin Lyon.

March 17, 2012
Julia Davis Portrait Returns To Melrose
A special homecoming happened in Natchez last week as the childhood portrait of Julia Davis made her way back to the Melrose parlor for the first time since its departure 30 years ago. Painted sometime in the1850s, the oil painting was attributed to German born artist William Frye in the book Mississippi Portraiture.

Did You Know?

Fort Rosalie

Natchez Mississippi is the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River. The French settled on the high bluffs and surrounding area in 1714. Two years later they established a permanent fort.