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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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A Century of History in 2 Hours

The story of Longwood Plantation is special. When construction stopped at the beginning of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
colorado71
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Colorado Springs
Incomplete gem

We originally heard about this mansion watching Aerial American. We were so glad to be able to view... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
craftywriter
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San Diego, CA
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“basement floor” (16 reviews)
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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Reviewed yesterday

The story of Longwood Plantation is special. When construction stopped at the beginning of the Civil War, life in the partially completed home continued. The docent-led tours are historically accurate, interesting and personal. We came back to Longwood after a 40 year break, and found...More

Thank colorado71
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We originally heard about this mansion watching Aerial American. We were so glad to be able to view it in person. It's a long dirt road that you drive on to get to the house. The surrounding property is beautifully maintained. There's a gift shop...More

Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this house. This was our second time seeing it. It was freezing, so that was tough. So don't go when it is cold. Our guide on the 26th wa not very good. She would not let us ask questions when we had one,...More

1  Thank emily0463
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience with this historic home, lots of history and a wonderful tour guide to let you know the full experience of this home.

Thank bwinter56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely home and fascinating story. Guided tour provided good information abt the family. Guests are able to walk up to the second floor and view the unfinished levels of the home. Nice grounds. Gift shop had a good selection of merchandise.

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home, of which only the lower floor is furnished, has a very interesting history. We very much enjoyed the tour.

Thank 607,615
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While there are many beautiful large mansions to see in Natchez, this one is unique because only the basement floor was finished living space, during the Civil War and afterward, but the exterior of the multiple stories was finished before war broke out. The upper...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool house. Of note, the main basement floor the family occupied is wheelchair accessible, but there is no elevator access to the main floor unless the person can stand to walk a few stairs. The furnishings and story of how the house...More

Thank Firegirl834
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Any visit to Natchez should include a visit to Longwood - the largest octagonal house in America. Built at the start of the civil war, the lower floor was finished but the upper floors were not. The tour includes the history of the area, the...More

1  Thank JHChicago2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This home has very unusual architecture throughout the museum. The history is particular interesting. A visit to Natchez has to include this!

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katnviv222
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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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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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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