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640 S Canal St
Natchez MS, 39120
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The National Park Service has established a National Park within the confines of the City of Natchez.

Currently, it operates two sites, Melrose and The William Johnson House. Melrose is situated on 133 acres of live oak covered land. Over an eight year period, a combination of slave and free labor constructed the greek-revival style mansion and the estates out buildings.

The completion of The William Johnson House in 2005 culminated three years of restoration to this important Natchez treasure. At age 11, William Johnson was emancipated by his master, also named William Johnson, joining his sister Adelia, and their mother Amy whom Johnson had freed earlier.

Johnson became a formidable businessman in Natchez, and owner of property which was not prohibited by any state law. Upon reaching a certain level of financial success, Johnson himself became a slave owner. His diaries provide a wonderful account of his life and achievements.

The National Park Service has plans to develop more additions to its holdings in Natchez, thus creating more sites for visitors to enjoy.
 

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640 S Canal St
Natchez MS, 39120
PH: 601-442-7049

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