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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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Beauty and a great story!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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Marshall
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Visiting Longwood was a bittersweet experience. The home is a beautiful dream that was never completed. One can only imagine how Longwood would look if the Civil War hadn't interfered. The size alone is impressive, but the structure itself is a marvel. Thankfully Longwood has been preserved as a grand example of this type of architecture, and a picture of... More 

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Memphis
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing structure and worth the time to visit. You are transported back in time and are able to get a personal feel for what times were like in this tragic era. The caretakers have done an amazing job preserving this for future generations. It's been a month since we visited and I'm still taken back by all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic A must see in Natchez Well preserved and well presented A vivid glimpse into the effects of the war

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Tallahassee, Florida
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Longwood is a short distance from downtown Natchez. It was originally intended to be a home of more than 30,000 square feet. Unfortunately, only one story was completed, along with the outside of the building. Nonetheless it is a very interesting site.

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Fairfield, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is always my favorite home to visit in Natchez. Even if you are not a real history buff, its very interesting. The guides are very knowledgeable and always welcome questions. You must take some time to explore the grounds. The upper floors were never completed due to the craftsmen leaving for the war, but the design of the home... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was a bit disappointed. The outside is so grand looking and impressive, but the inside was never finished. In fact, only the first floor was ever lived in, and even the plans for that didn't get fulfilled -- fairly modest and not grandly furnished. Everything above that is rafters, beams, scrap and dusty old junk. You can't go higher... More 

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