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Longwood

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Very interesting and a little spooky!

Longwood was definitely worth the ticket price. The home is beautiful, and the unfinished structure... read more

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httocs
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Unfinished Mansion Provides Structural and Architectural Insight

Upper floors of this building were left unfinished as the Civil War began, while the family... read more

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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

Longwood was definitely worth the ticket price. The home is beautiful, and the unfinished structure is breathtaking. The gift shop also has cute little gifts.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Upper floors of this building were left unfinished as the Civil War began, while the family continued to occupy the finished lower level for one hundred years. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting details about the family history and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David D
Reviewed 2 days ago

We'd been to Natchez before, but never visited Longwood. It's amazing. Only the "basement" level was originally finished due to the coming Civil War. The workers basically left tools and supplies and returned home leaving the huge home unfinished. The tour starts on the basement...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PadreGirl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a beautiful, yet slightly eerie house. The top floors were never finished, but it really gives an impression of the antebellum excesses by the planter class. Just a beautiful site, high quality tour, and interesting story.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JayRou
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Paints a great picture of how the Civil War affected the economy of the South. Beautiful grounds with original furnishings in the bottom floor. The unfinished portions are very interesting. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 80TJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful home. Most original set up of any plantation home we have toured. Sad that it was never finished, but it’s amazing to see the upper floors as they were in the state of construction. Lower floors and grounds are well maintained and tell the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wmcbryde21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Known as the octagon house, this is truly a gem for the Natchez area. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the mansion and the families associated with it. She also told us about events that are held there today. Made the house “come alive”. Even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank thayneswilltravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The host was very informative and very friendly and fun loving. We enjoyed our visit to Longwood in natchez, ms. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank almrmelton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a beautiful place. The original owner had a great plan. The guide was very informative and as always there was a gift shop.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 521sharim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove all the way out there to just see the grounds and take pictures of the outside of the house. We pulled up to the gate and were met by a grumpy man who never got off his phone while trying to speak with...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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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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