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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Expensive but very impressive

You have to pay to enter the grounds, but this includes a tour of the building. Guide was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jcc98199
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Seattle, Washington
Sadly beautiful

Worth the visit! Our tour guide was very informative. So sad that this home was never completed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diane C
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the U.S., began in 1860, but was interrupted by the onset of war. A National Historic Landmark, the still-unfinished mansion is an enduring symbol of the impact of the Civil War.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to pay to enter the grounds, but this includes a tour of the building. Guide was very knowledgeable, and the story is compelling. I would call this a "must see."

Thank jcc98199
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the visit! Our tour guide was very informative. So sad that this home was never completed. Beautiful grounds.

Thank Diane C
Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful albeit unfinished mansion that tells a fascinating story about the Civil War and its aftermath, this is a must-see in Natchez. However, in paying homage to the owners and European master craftsmen that helped construct it, the tour (at least our tour guide)...More

Thank jakester88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one interesting place to visit, but it does have a sad history. Would have loved to viewed it all finished...which will never happen.

Thank gmalois
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when in Natchez, this an extraordinary example of an antebellum mansion, what a shame it was never finished. This has artifacts from construction and actual pieces of furniture from the Nutt family. The guides were knowledgeable, interesting to talk to...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for organized tour. Very interesting if you like architecture. Only the bottom floor is finished, but the unfinished part is equally fascinating.

Thank mysticalfoodie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch there and it was delicious..the house is impressive with so much history. The furniture and wall coverings were unlike other houses visited

1  Thank LindaBarnegatNJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The number of reviews and ratings are correct. We saw most of the museums during our trip and this was the best one. It is a guided tour and our guide was great. Funny when needed and accurate with his knowledge. Plan for two hours...More

Thank dectree
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful home with a very sad history. Its in a beautiful setting and the basement floor which was the only livable section was so pretty. Our tour guide was a little long winded and he had a monotone voice which was a little tiresome after...More

Thank elsiejackson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The longwood tour is by people who know their stuff! The building is amazing and is the largest octagonal structure in the us! The construction is visable upstairs and it's amazing! Please make sure this is on your list !

Thank KSAntiquer
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katnviv222
29 July 2017|
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Response from James W | Property representative |
Around 40 minutes. All tours of the house are guided but you are free to wander the grounds at your leisure.
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Caleb W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Anita P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need an advance reservation. However, for the tours, I believe they run every 1/2 hour. If you will check in at the visitor center (on the ground floor), they will advise you. Don't miss the tour, for... More
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nanak4
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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