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The William Johnson House

Natchez, MS, USA

The home of a free African American entrepreneur and diarist in antebellum Natchez, the William Johnson House provides a unique opportunity to glimpse a seldom-interpreted part of Southern history. Born a slave, Johnson was freed by his father. He was educated and became a well-known Natchez businessman and slaveholder himself. Johnson's diaries cover 16 years of his life from 1835 until his death in 1851 and provide the best autobiographical account of a free black in the Deep South prior to the Civil War. The National Park Service restored Johnson's downtown house and opened it as a museum in 2005.

 

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Directions

From I-20 at Vicksburg take U.S. 61 to Natchez. Turn right on U.S. 84 toward the bridge. At Canal Street (just before the bridge) turn right. Follow Canal Street to State Street and turn right. Johnson House is on the right. From I-10 at Baton Rouge, take U.S. 61 to Natchez. Turn left on U.S. 84; follow it to Canal Street and turn right. Follow Canal Street to State Street and turn right. Johnson House is on the right.

Visitor Services

Information, public rest rooms, fully accessible, museum, gift shop, self-guided house tours.

Regular Events

None.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free

Hours

9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., seven days a week

Phone

601-445-5345

Website

http://www.nps.gov/natc/historyculture/places.htm »

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