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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  • Can't recall price to get in. I used my senior national park pass so it was at least 1/2 the price. We wandered the grounds while waiting for our tour. Out buildings were interesting. Our tour guide w...  more »
  • Excellent visit for a picture of antebellum life in the south. The ranger was wonderfully informative and while there aren’t many, the various buildings were interesting to walk thru. The slave exhibi...  more »

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