Longwood
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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  • Jrafcb
    24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    Great house, even if the 2nd floor rests unfinished. Nice gardens around it, specially the lake area. Very nice staff. Seen from outside, the nicest Natchez house.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Savannah38372
    Savannah, Tennessee157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly Interesting
    Incredibly interesting to see the unfinished areas. It is rare to get to see the craftmanship behind the walls in historic homes. We completely enjoyed the tour. We did feel a bit rushed during the tour, but it was the last one of the day. Despite that, we enjoyed the tour and very glad that we did it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 12, 2023
  • Kyle S
    Bridgeton, New Jersey957 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfinished beauty
    Learned alot on our tour from the knowledgeable tour guide . This unfinished octagonal house is enormous and the unfinished state allow us to see the bones of the home designed for Mr Nutt. The nine finished rooms are beautiful. Recommend a visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Teressa G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best tour by far!
    My favorite tour by far! It is the perfect example of the effect of the war on the south. Lives changes instantly by forces beyond their control. The design is magnificent. I could have sat on the porch all day and looked at the oak trees with Spanish moss blowing in the wind. Our tour guide Jerry was very knowledgeable, hospitable and impressive. A must see on you trip!!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 5, 2024
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Global30536679654
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
This was an absolutely beautiful home. Furniture, and other housewares were all original to the period. It was very enjoyable also our tour guides were nice and very informative. The only negative I have to say is I don't mind paying $20 a person to tour a home. But we were not told that you couldn't take pictures of the inside. Had I known I would have just walked around the outside. I thought paying $40 for me and my wife to view something that couldn't be photographed was a bit much. Lots of photo opportunities outside however none inside.
Written November 3, 2020
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Mouse23
Oxford, Mississippi129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My husband and I toured Longwood on May 28. The home's history is incredibly interesting, and the interior, although unfinished, is magnificent. Our tour guide, Allyn, was extremely knowledgeable. Be sure to check out the grounds, including the Nutt cemetery, as well as surrounding buildings with antiquities. I highly recommend buying the package that includes the tour of Stanton Hall, which will save $20.
Written June 4, 2022
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Thank you so much for this nice review. We are glad that you and your husband enjoyed the tour. Longwood is such an interesting home, and the grounds just add more to its beauty. We hope you visit Natchez again!
Written July 8, 2022
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ULYSSES9999
Union, NJ136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My friends and myself thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Longwood. Our tour guide was very informative as he told us about the sad tale of Haller Nutt. This place was very fascinating since only the bottom floor was completed. It is quite sad that the house was never completed. I would highly recommend a visit to Longwood if you are visiting Natchez or if you are just passing through the city. Undoubtedly, Longwood was the highlight of my visit to Natchez.
Written September 5, 2021
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We are so glad you enjoyed the tour of Longwood! Thank you for your review!
Written June 12, 2023
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Charynn
Bel Air, MD128 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We had a very disappointing experience here. We've been all over the country taking pictures of what the Discoverer has named the coolest building in each state. This happened to be the coolest building listed in Mississippi. We just wanted a picture of the outside of the building. We approached the ticket booth and were told that we would have to pay 50.00 to take that picture but we could go down to the visitors center where they have discounted prices. We followed his advise but were told that was absolutely not true. No discounts offered there. So, we paid 50.00 for a total waste of 30 minutes on a ridiculous tour we had no interest in, in addition to the wild goose chase the ticket booth man sent us on. Dont waste your time or money! This is the only place in all of our travels that seemed to take pleasure in ripping us off! Criminals!
Written April 17, 2021
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Redcurls875
Florence, MS188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
We were delighted to catch this wonderful house open for touring. The history of the family not being able to finish the house is sad but what they did and how they lived was interesting. The unfinished portion is breathtaking to say the least as boards turn into ideas and ideas in architecture of 200 yrs you are reminded of how it once was. We bought a ticket deal got two house tours ..so ask about that !!
Written March 7, 2021
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Steve C
Milton, FL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Longwood mansion was a fantastic stop that cost $25 a person but was well worth the money as you got a 40 minute tour of the completed and unfinished portion of the mansion. The tour guide was very personable and friendly and informative. It was very interesting to see the unfinished portionThat was completed 150 years ago still in relatively good condition. The history of Longwood and the family who owned the property was very interesting
Written June 1, 2021
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We are so glad you enjoyed the history and the tour of Longwood! Thank you for the review! Hope to see back soon!
Written June 13, 2023
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kimike85
D'Iberville, MS14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was our first trip to Natchez and we were so excited to tour some of the beautiful homes. We had pre-purchased our tickets for a Sunday tour. We arrived in town on Friday and wanted to see where Longwood was located in reference to where we were staying. When we arrived we explained what we were doing and we would be back Sunday. He was extremely rude and said, “I guess you want a free look at the house now that you are here.” I said, “No sir. We just wanted to locate the property.” We returned Sunday for our tour. The same gentleman was working the booth. I showed him our tickets, he did not welcome us, all he asked was if the cars behind us were with our group. When I told him no, he told us to drive on. No welcome, no thank you, no smile, nothing. It was the last tour of the day and a lady named Allyn was our guide. I was sure to ask if pictures were allowed and she assured me they were just no flash photography. In our first room, I waited for all of the others to move to the next room so I could get a picture of the room without having folks I didn’t know or who may not have wanted their picture on social media in the shot. Allyn told me, “You can’t hold up the tour for pictures.” I apologized and made sure not to do that again. She was very informative and the house was amazing.
Written May 29, 2023
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Veronique E
Houston, TX881 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We hesitated paying the fairly steep entrance fee but after we took the tour, we felt it was worth every penny. Incredibly interesting house with a great family history. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered everyone's questions.
Written May 3, 2021
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We are so happy you enjoyed both the history and the tour of Longwood!
Written June 13, 2023
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Minnesota42
Osseo, MN226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We didn’t realize what we were going to see inside of this beautiful mansion. We were amazed at the history and the 4 floors that were yet unfinished. The views inside of the unfinished areas were so interesting to see how the structure was being built. We have never seen anything like this and really enjoyed how unique it was.
Written April 20, 2021
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We are so glad that you enjoyed both the history and the tour of Longwood!
Written June 13, 2023
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char1scott
Mobile, AL509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This was the first home I visited in Natchez, so the rest had a lot to live up to. Our guide, James was incredible. He had such respect for the history of the house. The largest 8 sided in the county is unique not to mention it was constructed in the 1860s. Put this one on your list, it will not disappoint.
Written October 23, 2020
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