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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Temporary repairs, less to see

This is an unfinished antebellum home, on the National Registry, so it will remain unfinished. Due... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelgurl1956
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Littleton, Colorado
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Tour guides need to wake up

Longwood suffered damage from busted water pipes in January. Half of the house is closed for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevinwcheryl
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Flowood, Mississippi
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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.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“basement floor” (16 reviews)
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341
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"civil war"
in 252 reviews
"the upper floors"
in 35 reviews
"basement floor"
in 16 reviews
"true blood"
in 14 reviews
"unique home"
in 15 reviews
"left unfinished"
in 12 reviews
"bottom floor"
in 24 reviews
"family cemetery"
in 22 reviews
"first floor"
in 48 reviews
"tour guide"
in 69 reviews
"one of a kind"
in 24 reviews
"square feet"
in 18 reviews
"plantation house"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 21 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 14 reviews
"great tour"
in 32 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an unfinished antebellum home, on the National Registry, so it will remain unfinished. Due to a recent freeze, there was a pipe that burst and flooded one of the main areas to observe. Our tickets we at a reduced cost due to the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Longwood suffered damage from busted water pipes in January. Half of the house is closed for construction, I'd like to return for another tour when the repairs are completed. The tour guide seemed like we were bothering him, there is such an opportunity for improved...More

Thank kevinwcheryl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is listed quite clearly on their website that the plantation closes at 5 and the last tour starts at 4:30. We arrived at 2:55 to find a small sign on the gate saying it closed at 3pm and were turned away as was the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great guide who told us many interesting facts about the history of Longwood. We couldn't visit the bottom floor where the family had lived because of recent flooding. The unfinished 5 upper floors would have been amazing if allowed to be finished,...More

2  Thank matmul45
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Longwood. The docent was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions without hesitation. The architecture of this home is very unique! Definitely worth stopping for a visit! This home is so special.

1  Thank amarinesmom226
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of Longwood Plantation is special. When construction stopped at the beginning of the Civil War, life in the partially completed home continued. The docent-led tours are historically accurate, interesting and personal. We came back to Longwood after a 40 year break, and found...More

1  Thank colorado71
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We originally heard about this mansion watching Aerial American. We were so glad to be able to view it in person. It's a long dirt road that you drive on to get to the house. The surrounding property is beautifully maintained. There's a gift shop...More

Thank craftywriter
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I love this house. This was our second time seeing it. It was freezing, so that was tough. So don't go when it is cold. Our guide on the 26th wa not very good. She would not let us ask questions when we had one,...More

3  Thank emily0463
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Wonderful experience with this historic home, lots of history and a wonderful tour guide to let you know the full experience of this home.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Really lovely home and fascinating story. Guided tour provided good information abt the family. Guests are able to walk up to the second floor and view the unfinished levels of the home. Nice grounds. Gift shop had a good selection of merchandise.

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katnviv222
29 July 2017|
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Response from James W | 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
18 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
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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