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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
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N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on...

N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade.

Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished.

...Now

inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant

Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see.

Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine.

Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.

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Beautiful home

We went to the visitor's center to purchase the three ticket home tour that included Stanton Hall, Rosalie Mansion and Longwood. You save some $$ by purchasing these as a group... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the visitor's center to purchase the three ticket home tour that included Stanton Hall, Rosalie Mansion and Longwood. You save some $$ by purchasing these as a group. We had one tour guide for the bottom floor (she was lovely and enthusiastic), but knee surgery precluded her from going upstairs. Another tour guide took over upstairs -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large doors at each end of the hall allowed air to flow through the 70 foot entry hall of the home.Lace drapes on windows kept out bugs also.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful home! We had the pleasure of touring with Max, and his love of the history of the home and furnishings was obvious! Do yourself a favor and visit Natchez in the spring or fall during the pilgrimage. Go to the visitors center for passes and get ready to move quickly. The tours run a tight schedule, and some homeowners... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice, really, but we were there late in the day after the riverboat crowd had come through and much of the very nice staff seemed exhausted. The house is lovely and fascinating in many ways. Pricey at $18 per person for what is essentially a half hour walk through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third home pick and it was quite enjoyable. The tour guide was knowledgeable. Outside isn't as impressive as the inside. Again, can't take pictures!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable tour guides add to your enjoyment. Beautiful grounds surround the home. Such a nice history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love this mansion one of my favorite. Excellent tour guide who went above the norm to answer all questions and provide details not expected from a tour guide. Great restaurant on premises fried chicken was outstanding as well as the biscuits very reasonable priced lunches. Be sure to visit this mansion

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

This home was stunning. Our tour guide really rushed us through and had no idea the answers to most of our questions - a bit strange. Really left feeling quite confused about the place. It was important to have dignitaries and Lady Bird Johnson stay but I did not have a grasp of why.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

I have been here several times and every time I visit it, it takes my breath away. This truly is the SHOWPIECE of Natchez. I enjoy visiting these houses after I have read about the history of them before I tour them.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was (as the title states) dissapointed with the tour of this house. Our guide seemed annoyed we were there and we were rushed and told not to go into any other rooms, even though they were open. We were not allowed to take photo's inside which is okay , but I heard later that you are allowed to. It... More 

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