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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-5193
Description: Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the...
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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Gorgeous plantation

Longwood is the most interesting of all of Natchez's plantations open for viewing. Only one floor was finished when the Civil War began, but you can see in entire interior and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Longwood is the most interesting of all of Natchez's plantations open for viewing. Only one floor was finished when the Civil War began, but you can see in entire interior and what was planned.

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Grandview, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Since only one floor is finished it's story is unique. Such a beautiful house and grounds .That would be enough to recommend This place. However this is the only house you will get to see unfinished walls on the inside. All the work that was done to make these mansions the bones so to speak.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It was so interesting to see how this family adjusted to the ravages of the war and death of the father by finishing and living in only the basement of their mansion. we enjoyed seeing the construction. we had a good guide who was very knowlegeable.

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Central PA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It was really interesting to see how the family lived in this unfinished HUGE mansion. The grounds are lovely to walk around too. If you only have time for one house tour, this is the one. It's totally different than the usual plantation home.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth seeing. We were only able to see three homes during our visit. Glad we included this one for our personal tour. The tour guide was very informative. All staff was very friendly.

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This is the largest Octagon shaped private home in the US. Due to the Civil War it was not able to be finished but I found touring the unfinished floors and learning the building plans to be just as interesting - maybe more so - than if the home had been finished. The tour guide was very engaging with the... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is far one of the better plantation tours within the Natchez area. You will be amazed at the beauty of the home when pulling into the parking lot and even more surprised when you take the tour and the story starts to unfold. Although pictures are not allow on the first floor when you enter the upper floors are... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visiting Longwood in Natchez, Mississippi is to be transported back in time...northern skilled workers walked out when the six-story house was only partially complete to go home to fight in the Civil War, leaving this mansion unfinished. I can only imagine how beautiful it would have been if it had been finished. Octagonal in shape, it's is a unique architectural... More 

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful architecture of an octagon house. We could not go up beyond the 1st floor but the 6-story building plan was ambitious and spectacular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was wonderful to see the house and imagine the dream that never got completed. The story of the house is closely woven into the history of the area. The guide was very good and the structure was amazing. Well worth the time to visit. It was just a little bit different.

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