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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-5193
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bowling Alleys
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... more » 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went on a tour of Longwood after having it recommended to us by the Natchez visitor centre and am really glad we went. The house itself is wonderful to look around, and it's very interesting to see the upper floor which was never finished (due to the outbreak of the civil war and the family's lack of funds afterwards). Our... More

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Chattanooga
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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The tour guide was excellent--knowledgeable and interesting. This place is so unique, it is definitely a must-see item.

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MD
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75 reviews 75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This mansion was never completed but the first floor is beautiful. This building is octagonal shaped. There are no furnishings. You are visiting a building that is architecturally beautiful. We climbed the stairs to visit the next level and to look up to the very top. Grounds of Longwood are beautiful. Lots of moss hanging from the trees. Makes you... More

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baton rouge
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81 reviews 81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was not was I was expecting at all! Beautiful and such a unique home. It was so serene and I am so glad this is one we didn't skip. If you are in Natchez- this is a must!

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Port Neches, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The downstairs is just okay--the real treat is upstairs. I could see coming back here every time I visit. I wouldn't say that for all the homes.

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montreat
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

First we had a great tour guide who made you feel that you had gone back in time to be a part of the family who was living there. There were really two stories being told, the finished and the unfinished. The finished area downstairs area is a little over 3000 sq. ft , but the total home was to... More

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Redwood City, California
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437 reviews 437 reviews
194 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

At first when taking the tour of the furnished area, that being the basement floor, the building seems rather underwhelming. However, when you go up to the unfinished floors that is where the surprise lies in that the house had huge and grand designs yet unfinished. It is an interesting history and one that is amazing when you think how... More

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Flint, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We arrived and there was a gentleman at the guard shack. He didn't give us details on when tours started, all he did was ask for money and wasn't that friendly. The tour had just started when we went in and the tour guide while nice, was not very upbeat or acted like she was that interested in talking to... More

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Kalamazoo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unlike many of the other plantation homes,this one has a different twist...it's not a finished home. All the plantations suffered similar fates, but the fact that the family lived in this partially completed house into the 1950s is almost bizarre. It's sad and a little creepy. Don't miss it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I only had time to visit one antebellum house during my short visit to Natchez, and I chose Longwood. It was very interesting to see the old furniture and pictures from the original family. The house is unfinished, which is a shame. I would have loved to see the upper floors completed. But what I did see what amazing and... More

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