• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez


    National Historical Park Mississippi

Guided Tours

Please note: The wheelchair lift into the home at Melrose is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please note: There will be no 11am or 1pm Melrose House Tour until further notice. Available tours will be at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.

Group Reservations
Group Reservations for Melrose house tours are required; it is strongly suggested to make group reservations as well for the William Johnson House. Melrose house tours are limited to 20 people, If you plan on bringing a group to Melrose or the William Johnson House, please call 601-446-5790 or email the group coordinator directly.

You may also download our Group Request Form, complete it and return it via fax or US Postal Service (fax number and address are included on form).

All group reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. Groups that arrive 15 minutes or more past their scheduled reservation are not guaranteed a ranger-led program.

William Johnson House
Tours of the William Johnson House are free of charge. Though the tour of the house is self-guided, a park ranger is available to answer questions.

Guided tours of the Melrose mansion are offered at the top of every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. The last tour begins at 4:00 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please arrive a few minutes early to give yourself time to purchase tickets at the visitor center on the property.

House Tour Prices:
Adults 18-61 are $ 10
Seniors 62 and over $5
Children 6-17 are $5
Children under 6 are free.

2009 Walking Tour--November 7--photo 4

Walking Tours:
If staffing permits, walking tours are offered weekend afternoons and last approximately 45 minutes. Most tours meet at the William Johnson House and begin at 2pm. Check the Schedule of Events or call the Melrose visitor center at 601-446-5790 for current tour topics, locations, and times.

Did You Know?

Sunset falls upon southwest Mississippi

Natchez is one of four Mississippi cities that have bridges over the Mississippi River. The other three are Vicksburg, Greenville and Tunica.