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Stanton Hall

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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
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+1 601-442-6282
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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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Impressive home but impersonal tour

The home itself is very impressive, but fairly typical of Natchez antebellum homes. Most of the furniture is not original. The tour was okay, but we were mainly provided with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The home itself is very impressive, but fairly typical of Natchez antebellum homes. Most of the furniture is not original. The tour was okay, but we were mainly provided with facts about the home (dates, dimensions) and less about the people who lived here. After visiting Melrose and Longwood I was disappointed with Stanton- so maybe visit Stanton first so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of our road trip we had the great fortune to do many plantations and estates and house tours on our trip from NOLA to Nashville. Stanton Hall was well worth a visit but was on the expensive side. Our guide was fantastic. Knowledgeable and personable but the home and its history don't come to life as much as... More 

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Carmel Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stanton is the largest of the must-see mansions in Natchez, occupying a full city block. Informative, but not terribly enthusiastic tour guides.

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Clarksville, TN, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to see many houses in Natchez but I believe this may have been my favorite. Our tour guide, Jay, was so personable and knowledgeable. We lucked out because it was just my husband and I on tour so it felt more like a friend just showing us around. The history of the family who lived here and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tour guide was nice but not particularly well informed about the true history of this home. No mention of slave trade or where servants were quartered. My favorite tours of this type are ones that really go deep into family/house/area history. But the home is beautiful and worth seeing.

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Conway, AR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If nothing else you have to go by and see the size of the doors. We went to a concert there one night while we were in town. Check with the visitors center I think they have concerts there from time to time. It is a great old house with a great staff.

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Petal, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing historical home!!! Very knowledgeable lady to show you through and very friendly!! Well worth price of admission!! So glad we toured this grand historical place!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour. The House is Hugh and beautiful. It gives new meaning to the term Antebellum This is a must see

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Lanark, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stunning is all I can say. You'll be toured around the first and second floors! The gift shop is outstanding, and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. It is just beautiful! Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a home I would recommend visiting. There are two finished floors, and the decor and furnishings are gorgeous!!

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