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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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lovely house - well worth a look and all the more poignant as it was never completed due to the Civil War

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Decatur, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Interesting that only one level was done, and the finished house was a mere 10,000 square feet. In all the tours we took, this tour seemed to interest the gentlemen in the group the most!

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Columbus, Mississippi
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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was recommended by our host at our bed and breakfast. I was glad she did. It is so neat how first floor was finished but the second through 5 never was due to the war. Will come back and show the kids!

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Covington, Louisiana, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This house is beautiful, and tragic since it was not completed. The tour guide was great and I felt immersed in the story. Unfortunately I went in July. The bottom floor is lovely. Once you go upstairs, it is so hot! The heat was distracting because I was wanting to listen to every word but part of me was like,... More

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Natchitoches
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently visited Longwood for the second time. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Cute little gift shop! To me, the best part of the tour is getting to view the unfinished section - which is the bulk of the plantation since only the first floor was completed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Deep in Mississippi a Civil War era find that is one of a kind. If you love history you have to visit Longwood. The round mansion was in the middle of being built when the Civil War broke out - only the basement was completed- and all the Northern workers just stopped where they were in construction and over 150... More

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Sebring, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This may have been one of my favorite finds. It showed the dreams of the South before the war. If finished it would have been one of the most spectacular views in the country. However, the war came and the construction stopped. The house is stalled in the state it was left in. I only have two complaints. Our guide... More

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Buffalo, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was fascinated with the story of the unfinished mansion! We toured the home and grounds, including the family cemetary, which was down the hill and "out in the woods" away from the home a distance . Walking back up the hill was tough in the summer heat, though, and mosquitoes were biting, so be aware if you choose to... More

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Natchez, Mississippi
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Of course I live in the Natchez, Ms area, I have a lot of tourist in and out of my business. When people ask my opinion of the Old Homes here, Longwood is the one I suggest as a MUST see ! It is so unique and the grounds are beautiful , don't miss it or Beautiful Natchez Mississippi !

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Different than any place we have visited. Just beautiful. Very knowledgeable guide. Very peaceful cemetery

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