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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: (601) 442-5193
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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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Been to this home 4 times. I'm still blown away at the thought if this home was ever completed it would be the finest home in the south. Wish they could put windows in to keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hattiesburg
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246 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been to this home 4 times. I'm still blown away at the thought if this home was ever completed it would be the finest home in the south. Wish they could put windows in to keep out the elements! Darn it was freezing upstairs & you roast in the summer. Sad to see uncompleted beauty!

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baton rouge, louisiana
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a day trip to Natchez and only had time for one plantation tour. I'm glad we chose this one. I'd read up on Longwood so I knew it was only partially constructed. I didn't tell my husband so it was a surprise to him. Our tour guide, Roy, was very knowledgeable and was able to answer every question... More 

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

With the unusual architecture and fascinating history, this antebellum mansion will be in your memory long after you have left Natchez. You should take your time and walk the grounds, including the family cemetery. One gravestone was carved by the same marblecarver that was supposed to do the mantles - obviously it was a time when the family still had... More 

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Brandon, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We love going to visit old houses and this one definitely did not disappoint! Our tour guide was precious and seemed to be very knowledgable of the property. It was so grand to pull up to and was just really charming. Loved it.

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Indy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this antebellum mansion based on the fact that we were on a short time frame and were able to get in on short notice......a fascinating old home that is well worth the time to tour it. It was completed (first floor) just before the Civil War broke out and upper floors never were finished. Imagine your self back... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Longwood is a plantation home that was never completed due to the Civil War, Other than the basement which was occupied by the owner while building the home, the upper floors were never completed but you are able to view the home in its entirety . The basement is fully furnished with original pieces .

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A definite must see. The tour guides are great. This house was being built and the family had to live in the basement, but what a basement! Then the tour guide will take you to the rest of the home although it was never completed. Had this home been completed it would have been extraordinary.

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Moorpark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've toured many castles, mansions, plantations, and chateaux; sometimes they run together after a while. Longwood's architecture is truly unique and splendid - it's an octagonal house. The exterior is finished, but only the downstairs interior is finished and furnished. One is able to see the skeleton of the unfinished upstairs portions, which is a rare experience. We had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An octagon shaped mansion with remarkable design choices that would have made it one of the most amazing homes in America. However, it never got finished, but is completely enclosed and gives the opportunity to see the "bones" of the house as well as the conceptual ideas. First floor is completed, but not in its final function. The story gives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, but surprisingly unfinished plantation. The tour explains what happened to this home that had the promise to be an architectural wonder.

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