Melrose is the most intact Antebellum estate in the nation. Owned by the National Park Service, the home still has its ... More
Melrose is the most intact Antebellum estate in the nation. Owned by the National Park Service, the home still has its original hand-painted canvas flooring. During Pilgrimage, the original owner's wedding dress is displayed along with an amazing replica of her wedding cake. Tours take place at the top of the hour.
The NPS guide was well informed, not only about her subject but also about Natchez and the local history. The fact that most of the existing furnishings are original to the family which built the home lends an authenticity to what is shown in the hoiuse and grounds which is lacking in most of the other homes in the Natchez area. Also, the tour includes both floors of the main building which several of the other antebellum homes in the area do not offer unless one is a paying guest.
The history, the majesty, and the heartbreak that make Melrose will leave you speechless.This is one of my favorite homes in the Natchez area. The park service has informed guides that give you insight to the families and their struggles. Please make this a stop on your trip to Natchez.
Probably the most moving thing I've ever seen in the American South. Melrose is a scene out of a classic southern novel. The Romantic Majesty of the Main Home play against the horrific slave quarters. Something people of all races should see.
This beautifully decorated bed and breakfast is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features three river view
guest rooms furnished with period antiques. A Southern breakfast is served. Amenities:Iron. Hair Dryer. Microwave Oven. Refrigerator. Daily Maid ...
Eat in, haul it home, or relax and enjoy dining outside on the patio. You can taste some of their
specialties that include tamales, gringo pies and Cajun boudin. They offer Mexican food with a Natchez touch!