Melrose Plantation, the Big House

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The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN)

An Annual Event held the second weekend in June Saturday and Sunday.

Admission Charged

  • Over 100 craftsmen
  • House Tours available
  • Shop for family and friends 
  • Help preserve a historic treasure 

The African House with Clementine Hunter Mural

For Ticket Information:

Contact Natchitoches Parish Tourist Commission 



Information for Venders:   



May is National Preservation Month and this year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Treasures.” Throughout our nation, communities like Natchitoches will celebrate significant places that have contributed to our American experience.

Through your support of The Melrose Arts and Crafts Festival, you empower APHN in its work to preserve irreplaceable places like Melrose Plantation and the Lemee House as tangible reminders of our roots. Go to the APHN website, to fill out the membership application form and join APHN in “Celebrating America’s Treasures”. These places matter and so do you.