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Contact: Jeff Mansell, 601.445.5347
As part of its efforts to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Natchez National Historical Park has broken ground on two projects at the historic Melrose estate that will help make the site as wheelchair accessible as possible. Melrose already has designated handicap parking spaces and paved walkways to the visitor center and mansion.
One project will construct a new wheelchair ramp that provides access to the South Slave Cabin where slavery exhibits are located as well as one that provides access to the first floor of the Melrose mansion. An electronic kiosk in the Melrose visitor center provides images and information about both floors of the mansion for those unable to climb the interior stairs.
The second project will construct one new paved path from the Melrose visitor center to the South Slave Cabin as well as a new path from the historic core of the property down into the formal flower garden. Both paths will be constructed of recycled materials and will be made as accessible t wheelchairs as the grade of the historic garden's topography will allows. This project will also rebuild deteriorated brick walkways on the property.
These projects are being carried out by KDHM Construction, LLC of Opp, Alabama. Both projects should be completed before the end of February 2016.
For further information on this please call 601-446-5790.