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Explore Melrose

Melrose Mansion, Natchez National Historical Park

Explore one of the best-preserved estates in the Deep South from the mid 1800s and get an insight into the way of life of the Southern planter class and the enslaved who lived and worked at the Melrose estate.  
Allow 2.5 hours to take the guided tour of the main house, self-guided tour of the outbuildings and grounds, and time to read the exhibits in the slave cabin.  
Ranger-guided tours of the main house

Self-guided grounds and formal garden tours

Self-guided outbuildings tour 

Furnished slave cabin with exhibits
All ages are welcome, but minors must be with an adult.
service animals are allowed
There is no fee to tour the grounds and outbuildings, however there is a $10.00 fee per person for the ranger-guided tour of the mansion.
Reservations required for groups of eight or more. Reservations can be made by calling (601) 446-5790.
Melrose is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m daily. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  

Guided tours of the main house are conducted every hour on the hour starting at 10:00 a.m. with the final tour of the day at 4:00 p.m. ( no 12:00 lunch hour tour is offered)

The grounds and outbuildings are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Accessibility Information
The Melrose estate is handicap accessible, with accessible pathways throughout the grounds and ramps to enter the mansion and slave cabin. However, the second floor of the mansion is accessible by stairs only.  

Natchez National Historical Park

  • Ranger led tours of the mansion
  • Self guided garden tours
  • Furnished slave cabin with exhibits
  • Self guided outbuildings tours

Last updated: April 14, 2021