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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
601-442-5193
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Lebanon, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you only have time for one or two house tours, make sure you visit this one. The history of it is unbelievable, and the construction and design are like nothing I've ever seen. Worth every penny of the price of admission for the tour.

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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This tour was worth every penny ( or cent), the history in the story of the house is amazing and really highlights the impact the civil war had on the house, from being wealthy cotton planters before the war to having nothing after, as a result of actions of both sides !! Tour guide was great , and staff had... More

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Letchworth ,
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57 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing and well worth a visit unlike many of the other houses ,it is octagonal and unfinished .The Civil War put a stop to the building and the family ended up living in the basement for many years .

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

By far, out of all the houses I have visited throughout the US and the South this is one of my favorites. It is not completed as the Civil War started during construction. What is finished is impressive but the unfinished part is amazing. Things were left exactly the same as when the crew had been working. You can imagine... More

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The history obtained on the tour was outstanding. Gives you a feel for this home. The octagon shape makes it unique but along with the story behind the building of this home and why it was never completed is very interesting. Must See!!!!

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Rogers, Arkansas, Usa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you only have time for a few house tours, make Longwood one of them. My mother and I really enjoyed the tour of this unique edifice. The staff are knowledgable and bring extra touches to make the house and history come alive.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This great unfinished mansion was the most interesting to us of "the big three" antebellum homes that are open year round in Natchez. Definitely worth a detour. The octagonal design is unique, and the furnished and finished living quarters in the "basement" are interesting and well-presented.

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a magnificent and unique residence with a wonderful story of the history of Natchez and the South.

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Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great tour, beautiful grounds, lots of history. Take pictures of house as you are driving up to it, because you do not get the chance to do so when leaving the grounds (one way exit out of property doesn't allow great view for pics)

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Fairfax, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was my favorite house we toured. Open year round. Incredible architecture as well as interesting history. Definitely see this one if you are in Natchez.

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