Plan Your Visit

Melrose main house, Mississippi River and the William Johnson House
Melrose Mansion, Mississippi River and William Johnson House



Natchez National Historical Park offers visitors the opportunity to explore the complex history of Natchez, Mississippi from European settlement, African enslavement, the American cotton economy, and the Civil Rights struggle on the lower Mississippi River and the American south.

Natchez National Historical Park is composed of three NPS-owned properties:

  • Melrose Estate
  • The William Johnson House
  • The site of Fort Rosalie
In addition to the NPS owned properties, the Park Service works in partnership with the City of Natchez to operate the Natchez Visitor Center.

Park Ranger Assisting Visitor


Basic Information
Find essential information for your trip, including operating hours, fees and passes and answers to frequently asked questions.

Brown sign with NPS arrowhead and white text that reads Natchez National Historical Park Melrose


Directions and Transportation
Learn how to get to Natchez.

picnic tables


Eating and Sleeping
Find information about lodging, camping and restaurants.

park ranger leading walking tour


Things to Do
Discover, wonder, and explore at Natchez National Historical Park. There is something for everyone here at the park- perhaps you would like to join a ranger-led tour of Melrose Mansion, explore the site of Fort Rosalie, or become a Junior Ranger at the William Johnson House.

Park Ranger leading tour of Melrose formal gardens


View schedule of park ranger-led programs.

pond with cypress trees in background and blooming white iris in foreground


Prepare yourself to safely enjoy Natchez National Historical Park.

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Find general information about accessibility in Natchez National Historical Park.

Last updated: June 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

640 South Canal Street
Suite E

Natchez, MS 39120


(601) 446-5790
Hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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