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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: (601) 442-5193
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Description: 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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Southern History at it's Best

Wealth, invention, power, beauty, architecture, war, tragedy, suffering. Think of "Gone with the Wind" but for real. This story will haunt you forever once you experience it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wealth, invention, power, beauty, architecture, war, tragedy, suffering. Think of "Gone with the Wind" but for real. This story will haunt you forever once you experience it. Step into the largest octagonal home in the US, step into the immense wealth that was required to create this beautiful structure, step into the 10,000 sq ft. basement to begin your tour.... More 

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Longwood is haunting. It is an octagonal building that was built long before its time. It is unfinished. The bottom floor, basement, is kept in a style consistent with the era. It was finished before the craftsmen left to fight the war. Keep in mind that almost all the materials were built made there at the site. Even the bricks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This home is unique and not to be missed! Our tour guide was an excellent historian and knew extensive background on all plantation life-not just this home. He told about the family that lived at Longwood with passion and as if he truly cared about them. I found his attitude refreshing and endearing. It's also interesting to see how homes... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An architectural masterpiece of true decadence. As a building contractor I marvelled at the construction. Not often does one get to see how a building is put together at this time in history. Although I had to marvel at the construction and workmanship, I still had to think of the back breaking misery of the slaves whose lives were spent... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I just joined TA and I'm catching up on reviews! Longwood is unbelievable and what a sad but fascinating story! One's imagination is certainly put to the test but what fun to imagine what would have been. The grounds are beautifully maintained and what relaxing surroundings in which to walk! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The tour was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is the most visited antebellum home. We had trouble locating it, but our GPS actually nailed it for us. It costs $15 p/p to tour the home. I only wanted to take outside photos since we were in a hurry. The guy sold us (my husband and me) one ticket for $15. So one of us could have toured... More 

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Worcesstershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are visiting Natchez you must visit Longwood. It is so beautiful, the grounds are gorgeous and the house itself is absolutely breathtaking from the outside. And although not finished inside, the tour is fascinating and steeped in history. We loved it.

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Nowhere USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I toured this house because I'm a history buff. Since the house is not finished, you can see the *bones*. From an architectural standpoint, it's fascinating~the only octagonal house in the US at that time. I had a blast and there is a lot to photograph.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I only had a chance to visit two ante bellum houses while I was in Natchez (which is a shame because Natchez has so many amazing houses), Longwood and Stanton Hall. I'm so glad I went to Longwood (even though it was a bit tricky getting in, there were four of us in the car, and only I wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Enjoyed my visit here very much. Roseman. Was an excellent tour guide. Very interesting place to visit. Just being there and thinking of the grandeur that would have been if the he had been finished. I would love to see computer generated completion of the home. That would be a great addition to the tour.

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