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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.
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
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
My husband and I stopped here while driving through Mississippi, thus we had no idea what to expect (i.e. we didn't know that this home was unfinished). To get to this home, you drive on a gravel road and the first site of the home...More
Natchez was richest city of United States between 1830-1860s. There are almost 40 odd mansions that survived civil war here in Natchez. Primarily as this city was never touche during the war. Longwood is one of the most beautiful of those mansions. While the tour...More
My husband and I were blown away by this house! The story is amazing and the area surrounding the house has been kept natural so it does make one think you have stepped back into a bygone era -- we will be back!
The tour was 18 dollars per person which seems kinda steep but was definitely worth it. The home is beautiful and well preserved. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. It was very interesting to learn the history of the home.
This stunning home, which was never completed, is worth allocating hours to visit both the house and grounds. You get a wonderful sense of how things were built in that era in addition to a feel for the grandeur that the family came so close...More
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
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
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 sure, this is definitely a site to see and enjoy!