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June 01, 2017
The Spanish are Coming!....To Fort Rosalie!
Come see Spanish colonial artillerymen, soldiers, and civilian living historians as they recreate Revolutionary Era life and material culture in their encampment at Fort Rosalie on Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. This event is free to the public!

April 14, 2017
NPS Week 2017
Come celebrate National Park Week at Natchez National Historical Park with free house tours at Melrose the next two weekends: Saturday and Sunday, April 15th and16th, and Saturday and Sunday, April 22nd and 23rd.

March 27, 2017
3rd US Colored Cavalry Living History Event at Melrose
On Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. park service intern CJ Dee will be conducting an equestrian program at Melrose on the 3rd US Colored Cavalry during the Civil War.

March 27, 2017
Natchez National Historical Park Seeks Volunteers for Park Day
Natchez National Historical Park will host a Park Day event at the Fort Rosalie site beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding before noon on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

February 09, 2017
Natchez NHP Celebrates Black History Month and Presidents Day with Special Programs
Natchez National Historical Park is celebrating Presidents Day and Black History Month with a series of special programs on Monday, February 20th. These programs are both free to the public.

January 13, 2017
Changes to Melrose Schedule for January 16-19, 2017
In commemoration of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday, the public is invited to tour the Melrose mansion free of charge on Monday, January 16, 2017. In preparation for spring visitors, Natchez National Historical Park will close the Melrose site for the next three days, from January 17-19, 2017.

November 09, 2016
Natchez National Historical Park Honors Veterans and their Families with a Fee Free Day
As part of Veteran’s Day observances on Friday, November 11, Natchez National Historical Park will offer free Melrose house tours to everyone in honor of U.S. military veterans, current members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.

September 06, 2016
Melrose Mansion Closed for Renovations
The Melrose mansion at Natchez National Historical Park will be closed from Thursday, September 8 through Friday, September 23, 2016.

August 22, 2016
Natchez Celebration of National Park Service's 100th Birthday
The National Park Service is turning 100 years old on August 25, 2016, and our city’s two national parks invite you to join us for birthday cake at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center at 640 S. Canal Street in Natchez from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday.

April 18, 2016
Temporary Revised Schedule for Natchez NHP Sites
Effective immediately and running through the end of May 2016, a new operation schedule will be in effect at the historic sites of Natchez National Historical Park.

April 15, 2016
National Park Week in Natchez
Natchez National Historical Park celebrates National Park Week with special events and free tours of the Melrose mansion.

March 04, 2016
"Capturing the Beauty of Melrose" Photography Contest
From March 5th through April 3rd take pictures of the many varieties of flowers and trees on the Melrose estate and submit your best one in the park photography contest.

January 13, 2016
Natchez National Historical Park Announces Free Melrose House Tours on Martin Luther King Jr Day
In honor of the Civil Rights contributions made by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Natchez National Historical Park invites everyone to explore American history at their local national park at no charge.

January 13, 2016
Natchez National Historical Park Builds New Walking Trails and Accessible Ramps at Melrose Estate
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.

December 23, 2015
National Park Service Prohibits Unmanned Aircraft
The use of unmanned aircraft (including drones) within the boundaries of National Park Service sites is prohibited.

September 29, 2015
NPS Moves Forward With Fort Rosalie Plans
NPS Moves Forward With Fort Rosalie Plans

April 24, 2015
Tourism Creates Economic Benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 215,256 visitors to Natchez National Historical Park in 2014 spent $12.072 million in the local community. That spending supported 190 jobs in the area.

May 12, 2014
Temporary Closures at the William Johnson House site
The William Johnson House site in downtown Natchez, Mississippi will be closed to the public on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays through the rest of the month of May as contractors gear up to begin work on two historic buildings.

April 18, 2013
2013 National Park Week
Natchez National Historical Park Celebrates National Park Week at Melrose & The William Johnson House April 20-28, 2013

February 08, 2013
Black History Month 2013
In celebration of Black History Month Natchez National Historical Park will be presenting a variety of programs throughout the month of February.

August 28, 2012
Park Closure for Hurricane Isaac
Park Closes in Preparation for Hurricane Isaac

June 22, 2012
New Book Tells Story on Equal Rights for Black Citizens
Back to Mississippi tells the story of Geraldine Hollis, one of the nine young African American adults who in 1961 first challenged the official racially segregated public library system in Jackson, Mississippi.

May 03, 2012
Free Jazz Concert on Natchez Bluff
Join New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park Rangers Bruce “Sunpie” Barnes and Matt Hampsey at the Natchez Bluff Gazebo on Broadway Street on Monday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. for a FREE performance of songs from the recently released CD project “Songs of the Lower Mississippi Delta”.

March 23, 2012
Zachary Taylor at Melrose
Visitors to the Melrose mansion now have a chance to see a Natchez classic, a life-size, marble bust of Zachary Taylor completed in 1848 by Natchez sculptor Edwin Lyon.

March 17, 2012
Julia Davis Portrait Returns To Melrose
A special homecoming happened in Natchez last week as the childhood portrait of Julia Davis made her way back to the Melrose parlor for the first time since its departure 30 years ago. Painted sometime in the1850s, the oil painting was attributed to German born artist William Frye in the book Mississippi Portraiture.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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