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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
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N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on...

N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade.

Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished.

...Now

inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant

Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see.

Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine.

Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.

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Gothic style but not for me!

A little pricey to tour, $18 each. Guided tour - no photography permitted. The guide was new but she did a nice job. Original owners were very wealthy and used the best building... read more

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A little pricey to tour, $18 each. Guided tour - no photography permitted. The guide was new but she did a nice job. Original owners were very wealthy and used the best building materials and furnishings to show off their wealth! Beautifully restored home from early 1800s. The family of former owners of the house have donated 25 pieces of... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This home was built specifically is display the owners wealth and it is thje best of the Natchez area. When you visit just try to put yourself in the day and the realities of that period. You will be overwhelmed.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We toured about a half dozen of the wonderful antebellum mansions in Natchez during a 4-day visit, and enjoyed the individual histories and personal stories at each one. But Stanton Hall stood out as the most beautiful, ornate, and forward-thinking homes of them all. The sheer size and height of the rooms, and the amazing details of the craftsmanship and... More 

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Really amazing history piece and a must for history buffs. Stanton was built by one of the richest men in the south before the war. He built a house that even today is a marvel.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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There are so many beautiful old houses to visit in Natchez but we decided to see inside this one. It was 18 dollars a ticket but our guide was very good. Unfortunately only two of the floors were included in the tour but in the future more floors may be made available to the public. The building and furniture were... More 

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This very large house was built in 1858 by a cotton merchant. Particularly large and "showey" for the time no doubt to impress his friends. Unfortunately he only lived for 6 months after his death. Typically very large pillars, enormous doors, & high ceilings.. The entrance/tour costs US$18/person.

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Sebring, Florida
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Topped off the house tour with a wonderful lunch. Food was great and the staff was very accommodating

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So this town has a lot of deep rooted history and this place we visited was just one of the many homes which were built in the 1800's. They story that comes along with the houses are so hard to imagine it was real. That people back then lived in such elegance yet only to be torn away due to... More 

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In all fairness I had maxed out on old homes by the time I did this tour. I had just visited beautiful Longwood so Stanton Hall was a let down I guess.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent tour of America's South our group visited this lovely mansion in Natchez. It has been beautifully restored and it was amazing to hear that it was a Ladies Garden Club who were the ones to save it and restore it in the 1930s. Each room has a different guide dressed in the period clothing and each one... More 

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