• 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?

Blues Musician Howlin' Wolf

The Howlin' Wolf song "Natchez Burning" commemorates the 1940 fire at the Rhythm Night Club, located in Natchez, where over two hundred people were killed.