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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-5193
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved this house tour! Hard to believe how large the house would have been if it had ever been finished. Lovely tour guide named Gay who was very knowledgeable about the history of the home and the family. Would definitely recommend touring this house.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Longwood has a fascinating history. Only the first floor was ever finished, but you can just imagine how spectacular a home this would have been.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We only had time to visit one plantation house while we were in Natchez and we were recommended this one by the guide in the African/American museum. We had a very good guide and the story of the house is fascinating. The downstairs area is interesting but upstairs is amazing. The grounds were beautiful, the gift shop was well stocked.... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Yep built by the Nutt family! Unfinished civil war mansion built in the round. Well worth the visit, along with much of the rest of this old city, built on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It was beautiful and interesting and our tour guide was awesome! The grounds alone are worth the drive!

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Gay was an excellent tour guide and the story behind the house is fascinating. A must see in Natchez!

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our group of 5 seniors (2 American, 3 British) recently completed a roadtrip of the Southern States. We had planned on visiting 3 mansions while in town, but this was not one of them initially. However, the owner of our B & B suggested that we visit Longwood as well. We were so happy that we took her advice and... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The building itself is beautiful and certainly worth a visit. The ladies in the reception shop were very friendly and inviting and we were looking forward to see this unfinished house. Unfortunately man came in, walk straight by us without greeting, opened a door and said "hand me your tickets please" and then the tour had start. The rooms on... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a fascinating and interesting site where time has stood still -- the immense size of the home shows the insane wealth of rich cotton planters before the Civil War, and its interrupted construction shows the difficulties faced in the reconstruction period. It's definitely worth a visit for a step back in time.

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Russell, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everyone who goes to Natchez must visit Longwood. It has such an amazing history and really you have to see it to believe, what it would be like if it had ever been completely finished. We had a great guide who explained everything just so well. A must do!!

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