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Contact: Kathleen Bond, (601)442-7047
The Melrose mansion at Natchez National Historical Park will be closed from Thursday, September 8 through Friday, September 23, 2016. During this brief closure, contractors and artisans will replaster and repaint portions of the mansion interior as well as installing reproduction bed hangings on the antique beds.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 will be celebrated as National Public Lands Day, and free tours of the newly reopened Melrose mansion will be provided at 10:00 and 11:00 am and at 2:00 and 3:00 pm.
The Melrose grounds and slave cabin exhibits will remain open during this time according to regular operating hours of 8:30 am –5:00 pm, Saturdays through Wednesdays (closed Thursday and Friday). Free walking tours of the Melrose gardens will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays during the closure at 10:00 and 11:00 am and at 2:00 and 3:00 pm.
At the William Johnson House on State Street, self-guided tours of the family home are always free of charge. It is currently open on Sunday-Monday and Wednesday-Friday, closed on Tuesday and Saturday. The newly opened Fort Rosalie site on South Canal Street is open to the public from day until dusk every day, with picnic tables close to parking.