Natchez National Historical Park


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Natchez National Historical Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Natchez National Historical Park

Address:1 Melrose Montebello Pkwy
Natchez, MS 39120

Phone:601-446-5790
Fax:601-442-9516
Web: www.nps.gov/natc/
Size: 105 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 7, 1988.
Location:In Natchez, Mississippi, near the intersection of US 61 and US 65/84.
Facilities:Restrooms, museum/exhibit.
Activities:Guided tours of mansion and self-guided tours of grounds.
Special Features:European settlement of Natchez began with a French trading post in 1714. Control passed to Spain in 1779 and to the United States in 1798. In the decades before the Civil War, Natchez became a commercial, cultural, and social center of the South's "cotton belt." The city today represents one of the best preserved concentrations of significant antebellum properties in the United States. Within the park are Melrose, an excellent example of a planter's home, and the home of William Johnson, a free African-American businessman, whose diary tells the story of everyday life in antebellum Natchez.

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