• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez


    National Historical Park Mississippi

Fees & Reservations

Please note: Due to limited staffing, most days there will be no 11am or 1pm Melrose House Tour. Available tours will be at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

School groups, church groups, and group tours, please make a reservation by calling 601-446-5790. If you would like a quicker response, please email the group coordinator directly. Reservations must be made two weeks or more in advance.

A special use permit is required for any activities on park grounds (at Melrose, the William Johnson House, or Fort Rosalie) beyond normal visitation activities. For more information, contact Dave Wyrick, Chief of Interpretation & Resource Management at 601-442-7049 ext. 14. The park will not issue special use permits for weddings on the grounds or inside any historic structures, but wedding photography is allowed on the grounds at Melrose.

Most of the year, there are fees for Melrose House tours; however, the following dates, there will be no charge. The William Johnson House is free of charge all year round.

2014 Fee Free Days

President's Day Weekend
February 15-17

Opening Weekend of National Park Week
April 19 & 20

National Park Service Birthday
August 25

National Public Lands Day
September 27

Veteran's Day
November 11

These dates are a chance for a free visit to a park that has an entrance fee--but every day--there are more than 200 national parks that never charge an entrance fee. Please visit http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm to link to the list of fee free parks.

The exterior of Melrose is under restoration but the interior is still beautiful and available for tours. The grounds, formal gardens, and outbuildings including slave cabins, stable, privy, and dairy are open during business hours and are free of charge. Melrose house tour fees are as follows. Please note for house tours fees, credit cards are not accepted.
Payment must be made in cash.

  • Adults Age 18-61 are $10
  • United States Senior Citizens Age 62 and over $5
  • Children Age 6-17 are $5
  • Children under 6 years of age are free.

Group rate - 13 or more people $7. If you are coming as a group , please make a reservation two weeks in advance by calling 601-446-5790 or directly email the group coordinator.

The William Johnson House
There is NO fee to visit the William Johnson House. However, Group tours are encouraged to make a reservation two weeks in advance by email to the group coordinator.

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