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A Must-See for History Buffs

Please understand that the house was never finished, so the unfinished areas are cold in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Covington, Louisiana
A beautiful home

Tour guide was well informed and it was a very interesting tour and a beautiful home. We had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise S
Metairie, Louisiana, United States
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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 5 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed hearing a mansion story here that differed from others elsewhere. Here, we heard about struggle, determination, and unrealized dreams. When we arrived for the last tour on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, we were the only ones. A bus tour was just leaving...More

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

Wow - such history but such sadness. Great docent that shared all about the Nutt family and their goals and of course failures in that gigantic home . So worth going to check it out - glad we did

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maryannw407
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sylvia provided us with our own personal tour of this incredible home. She did a wonderful job of explaining the history of the house and the Nutt plantation family that built it and lived there until 1968. What’s really amazing is that most of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 127debys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see if you visit the homes in the area. Such an interesting place. I highly recommend touring the home.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amyrP9583OZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank McGoo8
Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank theatregoer2018
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spireman
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janis P
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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!