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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-5193
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Ranked #5 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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Cleveland, Texas
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We were in Natchez for the balloon race and decided to tour one of the homes. In my opinion, it was ok. The most impressive thing about it was its brick structure.

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Griffin, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent tour! Most interesting history! Our tour guide was awesome with many stories about the family and the history of the area.

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Whitehouse, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Longwood Is A Must See Of The Available Homes To Tour. Loved The History Of The House And Families That Lived There.

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Charleston, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I know you have been to lots of historic home tours but I guarantee you have not been to one like this. We visited Longwood as part of the Natchez Fall Pilgrimage. What a wonderful historic site. This is a truly marvelous home that was never completed! Our guide had stories of the family living in the basement for generations... More

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Orlando
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have seen many historic homes and mansions and we were excited to get started on the Fall Pilgrimage by visiting Longwood. As we found over the next two days, each property we would visit had a particular strength and point of interest. This property was one of the most unique I have ever visited, it was very enjoyable. The... More

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London, England
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36 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We found Longwood fascinating. It is (I think I have this right) the only octagonal house in the US. The plans for it were ambitious but were interrupted by the civil war and never got finished. The tour starts in the only completed section, the ground floor, which contains some interesting artefacts. You then progress to the next floor to... More

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Exloo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was a surprise when inside one learns about the tragic history of this house, which was never finished. very lucky one managed to have the roof ready, otherwise the house would have been fallen into ruins.

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Mississippi
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is my favorite home in Natchez. Historic and unusual full of stories from the past. Gorgeous grounds and friendly people. This house makes you feel as if you are back in time and especially upstairs where you are transported to a time where the workmen laid down their tools and went to war. It's a "don't miss"

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Brian K, Manager at Longwood, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Longwood. We are always happy to hear your feedback and hope you visit again sometime. More

Gainesville
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our first stop and an excellent introduction to what was yet to come. We enjoyed the unfinished aspect giving a better understanding of the form of construction utilized in the area at the time. I would recommend Longwood as a first stop to the Natchez area.

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Brian K, Manager at Longwood, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you chose Longwood for your first stop in Natchez and hope others find that advice helpful as well. More

London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went on a tour of Longwood after having it recommended to us by the Natchez visitor centre and am really glad we went. The house itself is wonderful to look around, and it's very interesting to see the upper floor which was never finished (due to the outbreak of the civil war and the family's lack of funds afterwards). Our... More

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Brian K, Manager at Longwood, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Longwood. We are always happy when we hear positive feedback about our guides and hope everyone has an equally great experience at the property. More

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