Natchez National Historical Park

Woven into the historic fabric of Natchez, Mississippi, Natchez National Historical Park provides an opportunity to explore the world of the antebellum cotton economy on the Lower Mississippi River, a culture derived form a slave-based plantation system that generated a concentration of wealth and power unparalleled among other American cities at that time.

The park provides a connection to the world of the enslaved people of African descent and the Southern planter class. The park is comprised of four units, including Melrose, one of the great houses of the American south; Fort Rosalie, c. 1716, the earliest settlement along the lower Mississippi River valley; the William Johnson House, c. 1840, home to a prosperous barber and diarist; and the Forks of the Road, the second largest slave auction site in the South.

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Latitude: 31.545572 Longitude: -91.385424 Elevation: 174 ft
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Natchez National Historical Park

Hours Open

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Time Period Represented

Mid-19th century

Seasons Open


Visitor Fees

Fees vary at different sites.

Accessibility Notes

Currently, the main house at Melrose is not handicap accessible. All other sites are accessible.

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