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Longwood

Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-5193
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Ranked #2 of 9 Activities in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Bowling Alleys, Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the U.S., began in 1860, but...
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Type: Historic Sites, Bowling Alleys, Fun & Games, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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99 reviews 99 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

We went today. The grounds are Lovely. The house is very unique that's for sure. Had it been completed it would have been Magnificent. As it is, it was kind of boring actually. Our tour guide tried very hard but just couldn't pull it off. Also, it took us almost an hour to find it WITH our GPS! There are... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Over the years I have toured many grand homes in varying states of condition, repair or disrepair but I have never seen a home this grand that was stopped in mid- construction. This truly would have been a masterpiece house if finished but construction was stopped during the civil war and never resumed. Unique and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

It architecture fascinates you, go here. Due to the Civil War, the interior above the basement level was never completed. You can see the way it was constructed. The exterior is finished and breath-taking when you drive up. The grounds are lovely, too.

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Marshall, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This antebellum home was very interesting in that the family never finished the top 3 floors so one can view the building techniques used at that time.

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South Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This unfinished home is the largest octagonal home in the United States. For this reason, it is very unusual to all the homes we have visited. Also the fact that it has never been finished is very interesting.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I took my 10 year old daughter to tour Longwood. I had been before but she had not and she also found it very interesting.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Several locals told us that this is their favorite old mansion in Natchez, and one can see why. Call it "Nutt's Folly"--an unfinished architectural monument to sheer, unadulterated creativity on a massive scale. The architect, Samuel Sloane of Philadelphia, had a vision; Nutt had the money. But the Civil War intervened. Don't miss the little family burial plot in the... More 

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Kansas City, Mo.
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited to see this somewhat tragic home. Never finished due to the disruption of war in 1860, it would have been magnificent if completed. Owner was ruined by the conflict, and therefore the largest octagonal home in the US never was complete

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Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

These old Southern houses are definitely worth a visit. Good tour guides. Small group (it was just us!).

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a reason to come to Natchez.. visit as many of those great homes as possible... a leisurely southern day

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