Melrose (ca. 1848)

 

The magnificent Greek Revival exterior which emanates strength and permanence is equally matched by a fifteen-thousand-square-foot interior containing many of the original furnishings. The entrance porch is an undisguised Greek temple.  In architectural terms it is a four columned portico incorporating Doric columns that are topped by a horizontal band of moldings and triangular pediment. The details are correct, but the surfaces are not ornate. The details throughout the interior are boldly ordered and architectural, with Grecian pilasters, columns, and marble mantels. Now under the auspices of the Natchez National Historical Park, the site also contains slave dependencies, a landscaped park and formal gardens that clearly make MELROSE one of the most historical sites in America.
Tours at 10 a.m., 12, 2, 3, 4p.m. Last tour at 4p.m.
Visitors may enjoy the gardens and grounds or the self-guided exhibits in the slave cabin at no charge from 8:30 a.m. until the gates close at 5:00 p.m.
  
 
 
 
Saturday December 20, 2014