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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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The house may not be finished, but it was one of my favorites!

The grounds of Longwood would have been enough to make our visit there memorable. The setting could have been straight out of Gone With the Wind with huge trees filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Coppell, Texas
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Coppell, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The grounds of Longwood would have been enough to make our visit there memorable. The setting could have been straight out of Gone With the Wind with huge trees filled with Spanish moss dotting the property..and then you see the house! The Nutt family chose a style of architecture unlike any of their neighbors back in 1858. The tour allows... More 

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Gulfport
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to Longwood a number of times since my first visit in the 1970's. And I am going again this weekend. But no matter I often I visit, it is never enough. There are always things I didn't notice the first time. The mind which contemplated this structure was beyond that of his peers.....actually, he had not peers.... More 

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Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We LOVED Longwood. Fascinating history! The guides are in costume (we were there during THe Pilgrimage) and provide outstanding history of the development and evolution of the property. It is such an unusual architectural masterpiece that it should not be missed among all other unusual and beautiful homes in Natchez

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was a great place to see if you would like to hear the history of the area. It was good to hear about the family who built this house.

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Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I really liked the outside of the house--very pretty. They called the bottom floor a basement It really wasn't, because you could see out on all sides. The upside part that didn't get finished because of the war shows how devastating the war was.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This uncompleted antebellum mansion reflects the grandeur that was pre-war Natchez, and is ABSOLUTELY a Must See. A tour of the home and grounds provides a visual and tactile experience enabling you to see what was, what could have been, and what happened when war arrived. The exterior is amazing in its design and detail, and the portion of the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Life has many inconveniences which come in different ways. The design of this house and the plans Nutt had made would have proved it be a grand showpiece. Such a disappointment that he was not able to build it to the grandeur that it could have been. This did, however, let us have a brief "snapshot" of what life, and... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing representation octagonal architecture and antebellum construction. Knowledgable and genuinely interested tour guides on site

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

How could we not be captivated with an unfinished 6-story, octagonal mansion, balconies for every room, and a rotunda in the center that opens all the way up to the top floor? Each full level has more space in it than our whole house where we live! This is a real part of America's history, how one cotton plantation owner's... More 

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Austin, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This jewel in Natchez is a must see and the story behind this home is intriguing. When we first pulled up to the home I had many questions, it was a pleasure to see that the majority of the furnishings in the home were original to the family. It was raining when we toured the home so we had a... More 

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