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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: (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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Must See! Unfinished construction!

Great experience! Wonderful, informative tour guide! See a plantation home in the middle of construction! A must see, before you see all the finish products! $15 at the gate or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great experience! Wonderful, informative tour guide! See a plantation home in the middle of construction! A must see, before you see all the finish products! $15 at the gate or $12 pre-purchase cost per person.

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting experience for anyone who wants to see a piece of old South history. While I personally question that "nothing has been moved" since the late 1800's, it's an interesting twist to the story behind the property.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Guide very knowledgeable. Wonderful sense of history. A memorable experience. Wish it was finished but that is what made it so authentic.

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crockett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Longwood was the most beautiful home I had ever seen and the architect was truly genius. I was heartbroken to find out that only one floor had been finished and it was the basement where this poor woman and children had to live. The home was spectacular in design and I would have loved to seen it finished.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Very good tour of this antebellum house which sadly was prohibited from being finished by those that inherited/purchased it. Really good example of octagonal and imaginative architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite houses in Natchez. The history and story of the Nutt family is amazing. Make sure you visit the cemetery!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Longwood is a bright, shining star of the Natchez historic homes group. Also known as "Nutt's Folly", the home was designed by Philadelphia architect, Samuel Sloan in 1859 for Haller Nutt, a cotton planter. The home is an octagonal shaped dwelling designed in the Moorish Revival style, complete with onion dome and has the distinction of being the largest octagonal... More 

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Florence, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Longwood is a beautiful house with a sad story. The yard was so pretty with lots of live oaks, cypress trees, and magnolias. I think there was a cemetery, but we didn't have a chance to visit it. We went to the visitors center before we went and bought discount tickets. Keep in mind that there are stairs to climb... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Longwood is a unique example of architecture due to its odd shape as well as its unfinished nature which is very much unlike all the other mansions in Natchez. The story behind this house offers a new perspective of the civil war and its impact on the lives of individuals. The plans of the intended house are extravagant and it... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A monument to an incredibly strong woman. Gives a peek into the construction of the amazing mansions of the era. A must see when in Natchez.

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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: (601) 442-5193
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Natchez

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