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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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Longwood estate is very different from the other houses in Natchez because it was never finished. It is interesting to see how things were built in that era. They also let you see... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Emily C
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Longwood estate is very different from the other houses in Natchez because it was never finished. It is interesting to see how things were built in that era. They also let you see the grounds and other parts of the plantation.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This historical mansion brings the reality of the severity of the period in which it was built to light. Wonderful tour.

Thank THooks538
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is an amazingly unusual shaped house that had quite a sad story. It was never finished as the family only got the bottom floor finished when the Civil War started and by the end they had lost their fortune. The basement is furnished as the orginal family had it with many of their original pieces of furniture and you... More 

Thank catsholiday
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I thought we'd get a chance to view all floors of the home, but they've restricted tours to the bottom two floors. The home is interesting, but I wouldn't recommend it as a must-see. It was overall just okay, and for the price it felt a bit expensive.

Thank Christopher P
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 25 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 

3 Thank Joseph H
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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 

Thank Sara H
Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviewed 22 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!

Thank Susan F
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 21 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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