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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Must see unique home!

This home is so unique- it offers a glimpse into how antebellum homes were built (it was never... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
dennismary13
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Chicago, Illinois
A MUST See in Natchez

We came to Natchez because I had loved the description of the city from an author I enjoy reading... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
MarkinKeller
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Puyallup, Washington
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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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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This home is so unique- it offers a glimpse into how antebellum homes were built (it was never furnished) and the architecture itself is so cool. The tour guide (Danny I believe) provided us with so much information about the owners and how this home...More

Thank dennismary13
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We came to Natchez because I had loved the description of the city from an author I enjoy reading. We were not disappointed and found that we loved the city for its charm and all the great pre-Civil War mansions that dot the city. We...More

Thank MarkinKeller
Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was raining New Years eve day so we took a tour of Longwood. What a great story. It becomes more fascinating to me the more I think of it. The house is really cool and huge. What a dreamer he was. Tour guide and...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great tour, super guide with detailed history. The grounds were nice to tour. House decorated for the holidays.

Thank Jeanie S
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The story of the family who built, but never finished, this house came to life through our guide. The guided tour took an hour.

Thank KatrinHruska
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The tour guide at Longwood was so good. We went away feeling that we knew the family that built and lived in this house but also we had a good grip on the Civil War in Natchez.

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have toured several antebellum homes include Monticello, but this has to be one of the best ever. It is a fantastic story and you just have see it to believe it. Having lost a fortune I can relate to this tragic story.

Thank John F
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing look at this wonderful home. Particularly interesting for architecture enthusiasts, as one can see its bare bones construction.

Thank Mookiandsam
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very interesting place. Yes, it is unfinished but the size, scope and architecture is well worth a visit. Our guide was fantastic. Certainly brought it to life. Then he mentioned it was used in the filming of True Blood. I knew I...More

Thank 3Thirstytravellers
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Unbelievable home that, sadly was never finished. Great tour and the house would have been mind blowing if finished! A must see.

Thank pc_c1215
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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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