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Longwood

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Longwood

We visited Longwood as one of the antebellum homes we toured during our stay. The docent was very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MaryD482
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Brandon, Mississippi
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Staff was very friendly and helpful. The home is interesting and easy to see. Gift shop had fair... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linn W
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New Iberia, Louisiana
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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 yesterday via mobile

We visited Longwood as one of the antebellum homes we toured during our stay. The docent was very knowledgeable and kind. The house itself is amazing and unique! A must see while in Natchez!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MaryD482
Reviewed 6 days ago

Staff was very friendly and helpful. The home is interesting and easy to see. Gift shop had fair prices.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Linn W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was conducted by Gay a garden club member and historian. A fascinating glimpse into the grandeur of the south and the limitless loss that the Civil War cost our nation. Well worth the cost of admission and the time spent there. Thank you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The guides for this place do an excellent job and the house is a fascinating snapshot of history. Worth the time.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and our tour guide did a nice job with adding personal experiences. The construction is amazing and one just wonders what this house would have been like if it had been completed - I imagine it awesome.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank a B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour begins in the finished part on the ground floor and winds up two more floors. Even though it is mostly unfinished inside, the furnishings on the first floor, the finished facade and the scale of the building allows you to imagine just how...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank btrus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building was only 20% finished when the civil war broke out, so you can see both a antebellum home and a construction site.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Go_Ami
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 9 January 2019 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 8 January 2019

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