Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches
Search by Keyword

Search by Keyword

2014 Arts & Crafts Fest - May 3rd, 4th

2014 Arts & Crafts Fest - May 3rd, 4th

2014 Festival Vendor Application:  
Click Here to Register


FIND THE PAGE

FIND THE PAGE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR BLOG SITE

CAMMIE HENRY

CAMMIE HENRY

"Sale of the Century"
Historic 1970 Auction at Melrose
Items, Prices and Purchasers.
Of interest to Historians, Researchers,
and Preservationists. [Click here]

CANE RIVER LAKE

              WELCOME TO APHN WEBSITE

Begun in 1941 and chartered as a non-profit organization in 1944, the APHN is a volunteer organization. At present, APHN operates two historic properties: Melrose Plantation and the Lemee House. The organization provides educational opportunities to children and adults through the Children's Walking Tour of Natchitoches, the Fall Tour of Historic Homes and daily 10am-5pm (closed on Mondays)  guided tours of Melrose Plantation, which include the Big House and the African House.
MELROSE PLANTATION BIG HOUSE 1833

MELROSE PLANTATION BIG HOUSE 1833

Melrose Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday: Closed

 Tours of the Historic House begin at the Melrose Bindery Every 15 minutes past the Hour (First Tour: 10:15, Last Tour begins at 4:15)

 Gift Shop closes at 5pm

.

Admission Prices:

 GUIDED HOUSE TOUR

Adults $10.00

*Students (6-17 or with University ID) $5.00

 GROUNDS ONLY TOUR (does not include house tour)

Adults $5.00

*Students $ 3.00

 GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE (by reservation)

Adult Group: $10.00

Tour Operator Group: $8.00

*Student Group: $5.00

*(Now includes University students)
Contact Information: 318-379-0055 or 
info@melroseplantation.org 


Melrose began life as The Louis Metoyer Plantation in 1796 and was named Melrose in 1884 when Joseph Henry bought the plantation. It is one of the first and is one of the best surviving examples of a Creole plantation built by former enslaved persons known as "free people of color." There are out- buildings from the late 1700's, one of which houses the 1955 murals painted by the internationally known African-American Folk Artist, Clementine Hunter, who lived and worked at Melrose.

For more information regarding year-round tours please call: 318-379-0055.
(Bus tours by reservation only)

Plan a Tour of the Melrose Historic Home and Out-Buildings of the Metoyer “Gens de Colour Libre”.
*See
Miss Cammie Henry's collection of hand woven pieces.
*Visit
the Clementine Hunter Murals in the African House.
*Enjoy
the lovely Gardens
'Take photos at the almost 400 year old Live Oak Tree. 
'Shop
 
in the Book Store Bindery for books and gift items.



Lemee House 1837

The Lemee House was constructed in 1837. In 1940 a group of concerned women convinced the City of Natchitoches to buy the house with the understanding that the women would restore and maintain the property and use it as a Club House. And so it remains today the meeting place of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches as well as other local organizations.

                                        Customer Service Information:
                                       email: info@aphnatchitoches.net
                                              Phone: 318-379-0055