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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 318-537-4341
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Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the...

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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Loved the Pilgrimage Ball at Longwood. What a beautiful place- especially impressive at night! The story of Longwood is like no other. It has to be one of the most unique historic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Loved the Pilgrimage Ball at Longwood. What a beautiful place- especially impressive at night! The story of Longwood is like no other. It has to be one of the most unique historic properties in America. Beautiful to see in its Antebellum Unfinished condition.

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Absolutely the most unique and interesting Antebellum home in Natchez..The history of how it was built and the family history is js just fascinating. You must see this home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

A must see when visiting Natchez. The family history and the architecture of the unfinished antebellum home were absolutely fascinating.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Most interesting house. Don't want to give away the details and spoil the fun for your visit. I found it fascinating.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is a most unusual home, well worth seeing. The basement floor is where the 1850-1860's owners lived. It is furnished typical of the period. The most interesting part of the house are the upper floors, as they remain unfinished due to the beginning of the Civil War. The exposed construction is fascinating, along with the tools and pieces left... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Absolutely stunning place, quite different from all the other antebellum properties in Natchez. Has an interesting story with its interior too, although we felt that $20 per person was rather steep.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We toured 5 mansions in the area, Longwood being one of them. Amazing architecture considering it was built in 1845, or around there! Only the lower floor is finished but it is 10,000 sq ft of living space!!! The remaining 4 floors above were never finished due to the owners finances and then his early death. A great tour, we... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

$20 pp was really expensive, in my mind, for this tour. We also did the Melrose which was only $7 pp. We are from San Diego, Ca and were visiting family in Mississippi. I wanted to see a plantation house. We opted for this house as it got great reviews. As we drove up the long driveway, you see the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

If you only have time to visit one of the mansion homes in Natchez, go to Longwood. It has an interesting history and is just fascinating to walk around. The tour will take you through the bottom floor of the house - the one the family was able to finish before the War and which is still fully furnished. But... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We visited probably 15 antebellum homes and this is #1 because you can feel the history. Difficult to explain, you just have to experience it.

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