• Mississippi River from the Bluffs of Natchez


    National Historical Park Mississippi

Outdoor Activities

There are several outdoor activities at Melrose that require no fee. Upon arrival please begin at the Melrose Visitor Center where you'll find maps and information. Visitors can stroll the grounds and visit the historic outbuildings, birdwatch, and relax in the formal gardens.
Interested in taking a guided tour of the formal gardens? Tours are usually offered during the Spring Pilgrimage of each year. Please contact Melrose for current schedule.

Did You Know?

William Johnson

An 1840 tornado destroyed John McMurran's law office. Ironically, William Johnson used some of the bricks from McMurran's law office to build his new home on State Street. Today, McMurran's estate Melrose and William Johnson's house are part of Natchez National Historical Park.