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Truly remarkable; stands out among all the other antebellum houses

We were in Natchez for the fall pilgrimage and very much enjoyed the seasonal open houses the day... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Very interesting

As others have said this is a "never finished" home, but it was super interesting and got us to go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 2 days ago

We were in Natchez for the fall pilgrimage and very much enjoyed the seasonal open houses the day we visited, which represented a wide spectrum of antebellum society and let us chat with the current homeowners preserving the buildings. But everyone agreed that we couldn't...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 5 days ago

As others have said this is a "never finished" home, but it was super interesting and got us to go to other plantation type homes in the area. We really enjoyed seeing this, $18 per person.

Thank theperry5
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ladies and gentleman giving the tours are so good. They have tons of history for this little gem. The views are great and the HISTORY is even better.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour guides give you a small group tour of this unique home which has a tragic story and was never finished. The property has been preserved in the state it was left at the outbreak of the Civil War. You get a glimpse into...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over the years I have been to many large houses built by Richard people. This building is unfinished because they stopped building during the civil war. Not worth the admission cost. I wouldn't go again. Rating... poor.

Thank Iralgo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had time to tour one home in Natchez, and our B&B Innkeeper suggested Longwood, and he was definitely right! This is the most amazing, unique home, and we loved the history of the house and owners. We loved the octagonal shape, so cool...More

Thank Debbie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only one level of this 30,000 sq ft mansion was completed when the Civil War broke out. Tools and materials were left where they were as the men went off to war. It has never been changed in 157 years. The wife and children lived...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a sad history. It was never completed due to the Civil War. The plans show it would have been a show place had it been completed. The structure of the house can be seen by looking up to the uncompleted floors. You...More

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a unique, beautiful property. The history of the family behind it was very interesting. I recommend checking this one out for your self!

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house itself is nice enough but there really is only the gound floor worth viewing but you get a tour of the barely started first floor. The exhibits on the first floor are good enough but really this does not match anything in Europe...More

Thank MGaylard
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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.
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!