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William Johnson House

210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120-3471
+1 601-445-5345
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Very nice

This was a good place to visit - and the grounds were beautiful. I laughed because these folks were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DennisODaniel
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Monroe, Ohio
Don't miss this beyond the stereotype experience

AV materials broken. Other than that this was an incredibly illuminating experience. Probably our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean S
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Savannah, Georgia
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“black man” (14 reviews)
“his life” (18 reviews)
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210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120-3471
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+1 601-445-5345
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"black man"
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"his life"
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"living quarters"
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"the national park service"
in 15 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"barber shop"
in 5 reviews
"slave owner"
in 4 reviews
"very interesting museum"
in 2 reviews
"great displays"
in 2 reviews
"second floor"
in 7 reviews
"different perspective"
in 3 reviews
"great national park"
in 2 reviews
"southern history"
in 3 reviews
"civil war"
in 9 reviews
"african americans"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
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"clean restrooms"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a good place to visit - and the grounds were beautiful. I laughed because these folks were rich they had a 12 hole privy outside or known as the Outhouse. :-)

Thank DennisODaniel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

AV materials broken. Other than that this was an incredibly illuminating experience. Probably our most important in Natchez. Have to be willing to read but well worth it. Be sure to slide wooden panels as you explore. We noted that this African American resource had...More

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great story about a slave who got his freedom and then developed his business as a barber. During this time he learned a great deal about his customers and kept a diary about them. Self guided tour.

Thank Peter I
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Once again the National Parks have provided an amazing glance back in time. A wonderful story with detailed displays outlining the life of William Johnson. A must see...

Thank Ginny Z
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The Park Service employee here was very knowledgeable. The history of Mr. Johnson and his life while a slave and after being freed is a story that is worth the trip. The amount of historical and documented information here is very interesting as well.

Thank jbf00_77
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A freed slave and his ability to create a life for himself and his family. Businessman, family man--his home was simple but his life was not. Since it is a national park, entrance is free but would have been worth the ticket price as well.

Thank slas86
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

My husband and I were so surprised at the history of this man and his house. Nothing is better than finding that gem of history you knew nothing about.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is sure a place to visit. The history of William Johnson and his family was unbelievable considering the time he lived it. Never had heard about him this is a must see.

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

William Johnson was a Samuel Pepys of his time: he kept a detailed diary for 20 years till his untimely murder. He was a free man of colour, who owned a barber's shop and owned some slaves himself. This is a small museum and 45...More

Thank eurilla
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

William Johnson's diaries provide an intimate look at lifde in Natchez before the Civil War and the small museum and house tour at this historic site give a terrific overview of what Johnson and his family experienced living between two worlds. The house and furnishings...More

Thank lupaglupa
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Doris1953
11 July 2016|
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Response from Owls8041 | Reviewed this property |
There's a book called "William Johnson's Diary" published by LSU Press, and some of it is online if you Google William Johnson Diary.
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