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Longwood

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Haunting and breathtaking.

It is a truly awesome design. Enjoyed visiting so much. The history of the family and their dreams... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jeanie1979
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Atchison, Kansas
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Wish I could have lived there! Octagon house. Must see to believe. They only occupied the bottom... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
karipdx
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oregon
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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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All reviews civil war the upper floors unique home true blood basement floor left unfinished bottom floor family cemetery first floor our tour guide square feet one of a kind plantation house interesting history beautiful grounds great tour well worth the visit
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a truly awesome design. Enjoyed visiting so much. The history of the family and their dreams for the home were very enjoyable. It’s history have come to mind many times since we visited.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeanie1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wish I could have lived there! Octagon house. Must see to believe. They only occupied the bottom floor as it was built during the Civil War.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karipdx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour of Longwood. Our guide gave us a very good tour with lots of information on the history of the building and family. It's a beautiful structure. We liked that it is not finished above the basement level so you can see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mathyew
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped here while driving through Mississippi, thus we had no idea what to expect (i.e. we didn't know that this home was unfinished). To get to this home, you drive on a gravel road and the first site of the home...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Emily S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Natchez was richest city of United States between 1830-1860s. There are almost 40 odd mansions that survived civil war here in Natchez. Primarily as this city was never touche during the war. Longwood is one of the most beautiful of those mansions. While the tour...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alok S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were blown away by this house! The story is amazing and the area surrounding the house has been kept natural so it does make one think you have stepped back into a bygone era -- we will be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was 18 dollars per person which seems kinda steep but was definitely worth it. The home is beautiful and well preserved. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was very interesting to learn the history of the home.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stunning home, which was never completed, is worth allocating hours to visit both the house and grounds. You get a wonderful sense of how things were built in that era in addition to a feel for the grandeur that the family came so close...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TxTourGIrls
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Please understand that the house was never finished, so the unfinished areas are cold in the winter. In spite of that the tour was wonderful, and so was our guide. She filled us with tons of information about the family that built and lived int...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank louisianaplanner
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Tour guide was well informed and it was a very interesting tour and a beautiful home. We had a small group and that was very nice.

Date of experience: November 2018
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katnviv222
29 July 2017|
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Response from jameswD4883MO | 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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Caleb W
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
24 October 2016|
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$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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