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Although Unfinished, Octagonal Longwood is an Architectural Marvel

The crown jewel of Natchez' Antebellum mansions, Longwood was designed by architect Samuel Sloan... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kim G
Pacific Grove, California

An amazing place to view, the difference between this mansion and others is it ran out of money... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tony W
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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.
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120-4412
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The crown jewel of Natchez' Antebellum mansions, Longwood was designed by architect Samuel Sloan for cotton baron Haller Nutt. Building on Longwood commenced in 1860, but ceased in 1861 with the onset tensions of the Civil War. With only the basement having been completed, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing place to view, the difference between this mansion and others is it ran out of money during build so you have a wonderful perception of how it would look had it been completed. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great tour of this house. Very interesting history of the building and the family. The only problem is there is not an elevator, so if you are wheelchair bound, or can not climb stairs than this will be hard to see the entire...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great house to see in Natchez. Unfinished but amazing to see. The tour was a little long, but the guide was well informed and made the history of the house and family very interesting

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gay was the greatest tour guide. What an amazing adventure!!! I am in awe of the ingenuity of the build. The only octagonal shaped home in the US. The war, the tragedy of the war, the blessings of strong Mother’s and hard working children. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was amazing only wish it could have been finished. Our guide was very good and told us a lot of history of the place and things in the house. Nice tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful and inspiring glimpse into another era. Since the building was never completed, you can see the impressive structural components.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

AKA Nutt's folly, this is the biggest octagonal shapes mansion in the States. That says more about the architect- Sloane- and the initial workers- than of Dr. Nutt's ideation of grandeur. The tour guide ( who did not know who painted couple of the portraits)...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the most memorable of the historic homes we toured. Pay attention and you will learn who built these homes and why. The history is a little different than what I learned in school. Gain perspective and discover the influence that offshore and out...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Kudos to the ladies of the Natchez Pilgrimage Garden Club who exert a near heroic effort to preserve this treasure. The history and architecture are fascinating. Lovely and knowledgeable, southern ladies act as volunteer docents dedicated to providing visitors with a memorable tour.

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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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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
24 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!