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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-5193
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Ranked #3 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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baton rouge
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80 reviews 80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This was not was I was expecting at all! Beautiful and such a unique home. It was so serene and I am so glad this is one we didn't skip. If you are in Natchez- this is a must!

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Port Neches, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The downstairs is just okay--the real treat is upstairs. I could see coming back here every time I visit. I wouldn't say that for all the homes.

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montreat
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

First we had a great tour guide who made you feel that you had gone back in time to be a part of the family who was living there. There were really two stories being told, the finished and the unfinished. The finished area downstairs area is a little over 3000 sq. ft , but the total home was to... More

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Redwood City, California
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436 reviews 436 reviews
194 attraction reviews
433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

At first when taking the tour of the furnished area, that being the basement floor, the building seems rather underwhelming. However, when you go up to the unfinished floors that is where the surprise lies in that the house had huge and grand designs yet unfinished. It is an interesting history and one that is amazing when you think how... More

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Flint, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived and there was a gentleman at the guard shack. He didn't give us details on when tours started, all he did was ask for money and wasn't that friendly. The tour had just started when we went in and the tour guide while nice, was not very upbeat or acted like she was that interested in talking to... More

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Kalamazoo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Unlike many of the other plantation homes,this one has a different twist...it's not a finished home. All the plantations suffered similar fates, but the fact that the family lived in this partially completed house into the 1950s is almost bizarre. It's sad and a little creepy. Don't miss it.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I only had time to visit one antebellum house during my short visit to Natchez, and I chose Longwood. It was very interesting to see the old furniture and pictures from the original family. The house is unfinished, which is a shame. I would have loved to see the upper floors completed. But what I did see what amazing and... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We liked touring this house because you could see how a house of that time period was made. The builder had a lot of unique ideas which seemed to be way ahead of that time period.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great experience to see the workmanship of people before the Civil War ! They were first in many areas of the home. Light boxes, closets, design, and family living of this era.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An outstanding antebellum home. Worth the tour and visit. Beautiful grounds. You will enjoy your visit.

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