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William Johnson House

210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120-3471
+1 601-445-5345
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Another National Park Site

Once again the National Parks have provided an amazing glance back in time. A wonderful story with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ginny Z
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Very informative.

The Park Service employee here was very knowledgeable. The history of Mr. Johnson and his life... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jbf00_77
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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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210 State St, Natchez, MS 39120-3471
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+1 601-445-5345
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"slave owner"
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"very interesting museum"
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"different perspective"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 27 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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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This place is run by the NPS and is free. I learned a lot from this place and the life of William Johnson. There is a lot to see in this small place. Take your time and see everything on the self guided tour.

Thank Petergun1962
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This house is definitely a must for your touring Natchez. Also, don't forget to climb the stairs that are outside. Upstairs are the living quarters of this most fascinating and entrepreneurial freed man and his family.

Thank Mary Kathryn H
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I thought the William Johnson House is a place that we can just walk through but boy was I wrong. There's so much content and what a fascinating story. The intersection of race and class plays out in the life of this former slave who...More

Thank Barry L
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Doris1953
10 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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