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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+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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Helped us understand to effect of the war on the rich plantation owners.

This is a mansion that demonstrates a vision thwarted by the war. The family lived in the "basement" for years and never completed the upper floors. It's been left as it was when... read more

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a mansion that demonstrates a vision thwarted by the war. The family lived in the "basement" for years and never completed the upper floors. It's been left as it was when the war started. Really interesting perspective and an important inclusion in the Natchez experience.

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Franklinton, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had a short time in Natchez, so I picked this one out of all of the other mansions. It did not disappoint. A definite must see!

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Alpine, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. There was a lot of standing and only the finished basement is wheel chair accessible. I thought people should be aware of that. On our tour one man in a wheelchair had to wait in the gift shop for his wife while she toured the upper level.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved it and would definitely go again!! The tour was very informative and kept your attention. However, it is a group of elderly women giving the tour (so don't stray too far in asking questions). Otherwise, it was absolutely wonderful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long wood provides an insight into antebellum wealth and the effect that the Civil War had on one family - and its home. A quirky unfinished mansion that is well worth a visit, contrasting with the beautiful (finished) mansions in town.

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Magnolia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide had great information and historical facts. Dr. Haller Nutt at the beginning of the Civil War The workman dropped their tools and ran off to enlist in the Union army, leaving the 30,000 square foot, 22-room mansion unfinished, Dr. Nutt managed to complete the basement. His family lived there for the duration of the war and the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Longwood will give you an idea of what it was really like in Natchez in 1861, especially if you read about the owners before you arrive. It is well worth the time to read what Julia Nutt had to go through to keep her home after her husband died and during and after the Civil War.

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Victoria,TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This house is amazing, even though it only has 1 floor completed! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information! A bit pricey ($18)....but it was an interesting tour!

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Jena
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was absolutely gorgeous, but it was pretty expensive to have been so crammed with people & way too quick. We were all piled on top of each other so for those of us across the room we couldn't see what she was talking about & really couldn't hear her most of the time. It seemed like she was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we first heard of an "unfinished " mansion, we wondered what the appeal was, but having visited and taken the tour, we highly recommend this tour! The design of the home was so advanced for the time period, and the family's story was fascinating. Definitely worth the time!

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