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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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nice house but not finished

This house is a wow factor because of how they thought of everything to fit. It is huge but uppper... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
debbie s
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Longview, Texas
A wonderful historic house to tour

Construction of the house began in 1861 but was halted because of the Civil War. The main house is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Les F
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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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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Reviewed 6 days ago

This house is a wow factor because of how they thought of everything to fit. It is huge but uppper floors were not finished. Tour guide could have been a little more enthusiastic, but over all a neat experience.

Thank debbie s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Construction of the house began in 1861 but was halted because of the Civil War. The main house is part of a 90 acre tract of land. In addition to the 3 story brick house, the complex consisted of a detached kitchen, a privy, and...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend touring this home. Beautiful grounds. History of the home is facinting. It was raining the day we toured so we didn't get to tour the grounds - family cemetery & other buildings.

Thank Jnjbrown06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge plantation house begun just before the Civil War and never finished. Long wood is unique because of its octagonal shape and the fact that , because of it's unfinished state, you can clearly see the skeleton of the home and how it was built.

Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Longwood on recommendation from a local . The story of Longwood is both fantastic and sad and the guide did an excellent job in telling the story. However , this review comes with some negatives . The entry price including tour guide is...More

Thank GunnHa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a package (3 plantations + carriage ride) from the Visitors Center. We chose Longwood as one. Unfortunately, because of the weather, we couldn't explore the grounds. The story behind Longwood is interesting and the tour guide was precise with his info. It's a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting house to visit as only the basement got to be finished and lived in. You could explore the 2nd floor and plans were there to show you how the house would have looked if finished. The grounds were well kept...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour of the Longwood home. So interesting. The staff was very knowledgeable and welcoming. The estate is beautiful even in the unfinished part. Well worth your time.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good story and history of Natchez. However the guide was rushing as it was a "wedding" the following day. Other guest and myself discussed afterwards that it was hard to take in the rooms as you was rushed into the next before...More

Thank carmenj0730
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With limited time in Natchez it was hard to pick a house to tour but I am glad that we opted for Longwood. The chance to see the interior structure of what would surely have been a spectacular home - had it not been for...More

Thank silverfirs
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Caleb W
Can you just walk in and get a tour or do you have to schedule in advance? If so I plan on going January 20th, this Friday at 3. Will they be open?
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
How much are tickets
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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Glenda B
Open on Sunday?
9 October 2016|
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Response from jamescollenette | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open on Sundays, with the last tour starting at 4.30. It's a long walk from central Natchez so most people arrive by car.
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