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Auburn Museum & Historic Home

400 Duncan Avenue, Natchez, MS 39120
601-442-5981
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Natchez
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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Goodland, Kansas, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Auburn allows photographers to shoot in the entire house and on the grounds. The spiral staircase in the front is worth a visit, but the house's history is fascinating also. For many years, the house sat open to the elements with children roller skating in the rooms and sliding down the banisters. With that history, it's amazing the house is... More

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Letchworth ,
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66 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We turned up ,rang the front door bell and was then taken in for our very own private tour ! The lady showing us around was very informative and told us a lot about the history of the families who had lived there .She also showed us several pieces of furniture that were infact from her own family that she... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My advice: skip Stanton Hall and visit Auburn instead. (Rosalie is also an excellent choice.) I loved hearing the stories about this historic Natchez mansion. It was built fairly early for the area: 1812. In all those years, it's only really had three owners: Lyman Harding, the Duncan family, and the city of Natchez. Lyman Harding was man from Massachusetts... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Auburn is a beautiful antebellum home is a city full of beautiful antebellum homes. What sets it apart is the spectacular unsupported spiral staircase, one, we were told, of only three in America. It is owned and shown by the City, which means photos are permitted in the interior, unlike most of the antebellum homes in Natchez.

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Texarkana, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This was not one of the homes recommended to us but I feel it should be. It was saved from total ruin many times. So glad they preserved this one. It is a great beauty with an amazing spiral staircase. Once again we are shown how the war impacted this.

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Henderson, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

the staircase in this house was beautiful. our guide was excellents also. i love it when they know the details but are also full of passion!

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Nebraska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This old antebellum home has much to see. The furnishings and tour guides are fantastic. This is a must see home to visit if you are interested in the antebellum and old south culture.

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Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This house is operated by volunteers so you really feel the difference. These people are there because they want to be there. It wasn't a stuffy scripted tour. I felt like I was just visiting the lovely home & chatting with my charming tour guides. I toured the house while my husband was allowed to walk the grounds with our... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Auburn was the archetype for antebellum homes. It was one of the first built, and one of the best. It is the only home with a 360 degree spiral staircase that is a national treasure - and I'm not kidding. If you have ever done any woodworking, you'll know what I mean. Stunning and well worth a stop.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

The guides at this home were super friendly and knowledgeable. Made us feel very welcome. Beautiful property!

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