Melrose is an intact antebellum estate where the main house and surrounding cultural landscape remain largely unchanged. The house, slave quarters, outbuildings, museum collections, and gardens help to illustrate the daily life of the former residents of the estate. As a whole, Melrose presents a comprehensive picture of the Southern planter class and the enslaved people who lived and worked there.

The main house at Melrose is one of the great houses of the American South, an outstanding example of Greek Revival architecture. The cultural landscape includes existing formal gardens as well as the location of former vegetable plots and orchards which provide an interactive gardening experience. These outdoor classrooms support both educational and research opportunities, engaging youth and adults in a wide range of interpretive programs.

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Latitude: 31.545682 Longitude: -91.385682 Elevation: 174 ft
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Natchez National Historical Park

Hours Open

Melrose is open every day of the year except Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Day. The grounds are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. House tours begins at 10:00 a.m. and are offered again at 12, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.

Time Period Represented

1850 to 1910

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

No admission fee for site and grounds. Fees for guided tours are Adults 18-61, $10; Seniors 62 and over, $5; Children 1-17, $5; under 6 are free.

Accessibility Notes

Presently, the main house in not handicap accessible. The visitor's center, restrooms, grounds and outbuildings are accessible.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets allowed on the grounds but must be on a leash.

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