• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez

    Natchez

    National Historical Park Mississippi

Plan Your Visit

Melrose main house, Mississippi River and the William Johnson House
Melrose Mansion, Mississippi River and William Johnson House
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From European settlement, African enslavement, the American cotton economy, and the Civil Rights struggle on the lower Mississippi River, visitors to Natchez National Historical Park provides visitors with the opportunity to explore the complex history of Natchez, Mississippi and the American south.

Natchez National Historical Park is composed of three NPS-owned properties:

  • Melrose
  • The William Johnson House
  • Fort Rosalie site (currently not open)
In addition to the NPS owned properties, the Park Service works in partnership with the City of Natchez to operate the Natchez Visitor Center.



 
Park Ranger Assisting Visitor

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Basic Information
Find essential information for your trip, including operating hours, fees and passes and answers to frequently asked questions.

 
Brown sign with NPS arrowhead and white text that reads Natchez National Historical Park Melrose

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Directions and Transportation
Learn how to get to Natchez.

 
picnic tables

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Eating and Sleeping
Find information about lodging, camping and restaurants.

 
park ranger leading walking tour

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Things to Do
Discover, wonder, explore..there is something for everyone at Natchez National Historical Park. Perhaps you'd like to join a ranger led tour, or participate in a special event.

 
Park Ranger leading tour of Melrose formal gardens

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Calendar
View schedule of park ranger-led programs.

 
pond with cypress trees in background and blooming white iris in foreground

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Safety
Prepare yourself to safely enjoy Natchez National Historical Park.

 
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Accessibility
Find general information about accessibility in Natchez National Historical Park.

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