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1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS 39120, USA

The home of John T. McMurran, Melrose is an excellent example of an antebellum Greek Revival estate. McMurran was a well-known Natchez lawyer and planter from the 1830s to 1865, who controlled cotton plantations in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Melrose's story is of the effect of the cotton-based economy on the political and social life of the South and of the Civil War on that economy.


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From Jackson, MS: Take 55 South. Proceed on Highway 84 west to Highway 61. Proceed south towards Natchez and take a right on Melrose-Montebello Parkway. The park is located one mile on the right. From Vicksburg, MS: Proceed south on Highway 61. Continue into Natchez and turn right on Melrose/Montebello Parkway. The park is located one mile on the right.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, gift shop, museum, guided house tours, seasonal garden tours

Regular Events

March: Spring Pilgrimage, October: Fall pilgrimage, December: Christmas program.

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Admission Fee

Admission to the grounds is free; guided tours of mansion, adults $10.00, children $5.00, seniors $5.00, children under 6 free


Daily: 8:30 A.M.-5:00 P.M.; tours begin at 10:00, and continue on the hour with final tour at 4:00 P.M. Tour times are subject to change. Call for current schedule.



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