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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341

Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the...

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.

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A Deeply Emotional Experience

Compared to the surprising glamour and elegance of Stanton Hall, with its Versailles-like ceilings and the warm, homey lived-in feeling of Rosalie Mansion, Longwood may seem to be... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Joseph H
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Compared to the surprising glamour and elegance of Stanton Hall, with its Versailles-like ceilings and the warm, homey lived-in feeling of Rosalie Mansion, Longwood may seem to be the red headed step-child, unfinished with it's low-ceilinged basement, housing the living quarters of the home and an unfinished shell (but what an impressive shell!) on the upper floors. The facade is... More 

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This amazing house has stopped in time. When I was in there is felt like the people were still in there with me, but not in a scary way. I love how they have no touched what they could, and kept the house just as is for views. I only wish more of it was finished so we could have... More 

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This tour was suggested by our Airbnb host and it was a great recommendation. Our tour guide was excellent (even though we were the last tour of the day) and answered any and all questions we had. The house it self is a must see - the sheer size and grandeur is not to be missed even if the upper... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not at all what I had expected as most plantation homes have been restored, etc. Longwood was a real treat in that it seemed almost suspended in time. Definitely worth a visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The history of this home is amazing, beautiful, & sad all at the same time. The lady giving the tour was very friendly & did a wonderful job. If this house would have been completed I believe it would be one of the most remarkable homes of its time. Only the basement was completed & it is beautiful by itself.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We saw this advertised when we visited the visitor centre and thought why not. Wow this is a real must as it is a true insight to the history and heritage of the area. The tour is very well done by the volunteers and a fascinating tour . Miss it and you will be sorry . It is well worth... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If it had ever been completed this structure would have been about six stories high. However, the great unpleasantness stopped the building of this immense house and left the family to rattle around in 10000 finished square feet of space rather than 30000 square feet which was originally intended. So, the house was never finished because the war left the... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very interesting. its mostly unfinished do to the Civil War. The family lived in the basement during and after the war. The tour took almost an hour and our guide was very informative. Lots of parking. Remember the ticket prices help maintain the property.

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Pearl River, Louisiana
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A beautiful home. Different from the typical plantation and antebellum homes. A must see in Natchez. The details are in the mason and wood work.

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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Definitely a must see when stopping by at Natchez. The architecture and scale of the mansion is simply impressive. Too bad it wasn't completed due to the break out of Civil War. The tour lasts almost an hour (not 18 min like the other reviewer has indicated) and the guide did a great job explaining the history and plans for... More 

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