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My hubby and I absolutely loved this place! Our tour guide was friendly, professional and extremely... read more

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We saw lovely homes, but this one was never finished, and was the most interesting to see... read more

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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 yesterday

My hubby and I absolutely loved this place! Our tour guide was friendly, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the history of this lovely, unfinished plantation. You could not take pictures of the inside finished parts of the plantation, however you could of the unfinished upper...More

Thank McGoo8
Reviewed 2 days ago

We saw lovely homes, but this one was never finished, and was the most interesting to see. Fascinating to see the underlying architechture of the largest octagon house in America.

Thank theatregoer2018
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent guided tour of this gem in Natchez. Not cheap but worth it if you are in the area. Lots of history and interesting info

Thank spireman
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go to Natchez, don't miss this home. It is fascinating. Although never completed, the design and craftsman ship is amazing for the period it was constructed. The details are unbelievable. It is also an opportunity to see in detail how things were constructed...More

Thank Janis P
Reviewed 4 days ago

I won't give it away. You have to visit and see for yourself. Our tour guide, Gay, was very good and knew the history of the home inside out.

Thank Mary Jo M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The house itself was most amazing, and the tour was well done for the most part. There was a festival occurring so there was music. The tour guide did comment that it was a larger group on tour than she was accustomed to hosting, however,...More

Thank thereses265
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the most expansive antebellum home I’ve ever seen. The plans to finish everything above the first floor was interrupted by the Civil War. The owner was a cotton magnate and after the war started, he had to burn his entire crop for the...More

Thank RallenPops
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you have ever waited for your own home to be built, you know the anticipation that builds over the process... Longwood Plantation is perpetually frozen in that state...It was never finished and most likely never will. This is one of the most endearing traits...More

Thank dbhinkle
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that this house was never finished is the main purpose of the visit. It gives a unique perspective on the difficulties people faced through the civil war and beyond. Well worth the visit and the docents are excellent.

Thank roscoeBC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first I was reluctant to visit a half finished mansion, but did the tour anyway. It is really great, well worth the trip out to see it. It would have been amazing finished off but tells its own story due to the bones of...More

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