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Melrose Plantation, Melrose

Tour historic Melrose plantation and learn about the strong women, Cane River Creole culture, and primitive artwork that passed through the rooms and buildings of Melrose in the years since the early 1800's.
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  • Melrose Plantation is an extraordinary place to visit as it is not only one of the largest plantations in the South around Natchitoches but also with a unique history. Built by the children of Marie-Thérèse Métoyer known as Coin-Coin, freed slave and businesswomen, just after 1800 A plantation built and operated only by free blacks, 4 generations before the Civil War With the blossoming on the estate of a painter with an admirable naïve style, Clementine Hunter who painted until a very advanced age. A place full of emotion, very authentic and far from the crowds of tourists, to visit absolutely
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  • The tour was excellent with enough good story telling and historical detail to make it interesting and fun. The building are well preserved and have enough furnishings to contribute to the feel. The i...  more »
  • Great tour guides, bindery/gift shop has a good selection of items, 3 outbuildings plus the main house, no ramps for wheelchair access.
  • Was pleasant visit and very educational of American History. I think the black share cropper artist was overatted as a true artist. Looked more like third grade art. To each their own. It's worth the time and visit.

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