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“amazing structure and craftmanship”
Review of Longwood

Longwood
Ranked #5 of 57 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

this lovely building leaves you in openmouthed awe. the craftmanship is evident on the inside of this unfinished home of a millionaire who saw his way of life disappear. family lived on after his death 18 months after the constuction started. great tour.

Thank albertan12days
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I have seen Antebellum Mansions all over the South and have been to Longwood a number of times over the years and always recommend visitors to see it. Antebellum Mansions are gorgeous, the history, architecture, stories of the occupants, but Longwood is unique. There is not another one like it.

Thank Catherine M
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Be prepared, there is nothing glamorous or refined about this house. Some of the rooms are sparsely furnished and the dining room has pretty china. The fascinating aspect of this house is that it is incomplete. Construction was started but never finished due to the Civil War. The tour allows you to see the guts of what would have been an incredible mansion. Apparently, the original family did reside on the first floor for a number of generations and then it was rented to other family members. Strangely, there are no pictures of these years and one wonders how such a robust history was lost. I found the tour left me with more questions than answers.

Thank Susan O
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous grounds, impressive if incomplete building and knowledgeable host although I struggled to understand the accent.

Thank PhilHowarth
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Excellent tour, a must if you are in Natchez. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable. was happy to answer questions. the house was was spectacular, very sad that it was unfinished but interesting to see "underneath' the finished product.

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