Natchez National Historical Park, Natchez

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Natchez National Historical Park tells the story of Natchez in the American South. The park protects the sites and structures associated with the peoples of Natchez and its surrounding area from earliest inhabitants to the modern era. The name Natchez is derived from the "Natchez" American Indians who inhabited the area at the time of European exploration. The historic sites maintained by the park, and the surrounding preservation district, give visitors an opportunity to understand the region's social political, and economic development, particularly in the pre-and-post Civil War era's. They also provide insights into the region's commercial and agricultural history, especially in relation to the Mississippi River, slavery, and cotton. Cotton planters in Natchez and the surrounding area relied on slave labor to make their business highly profitable. With those profits they built palatial columned mansions on the area, many which remain today.

The park is composed of three NPS owned properties: Melrose, the William Johnson House, and the Fort Rosalie site, and a larger area known as the preservation district.
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  • Some older buildings from the days it was the major transportation route, plus some detail in the writing. More interesting to us was the ability to walk parts,of the old trace right there with the tr...  more »
  • We stopped at the main Natchez National Historical Park to get my national park passport stamped and to see Melrose. However, while the brochure said that tours were given until 4:00, we arrived just ...  more »
  • Melrose was one of my top two (out of 4) Antebellum home tours we took in Natchez. Our tour guide was incredibly informative and very entertaining. This tour is best paid for on sight and is not as pr...  more »
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