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Address: 401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on...

N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade.

Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished.

...Now

inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant

Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see.

Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine.

Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.

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She is the queen of homes in Natchez. Looks like garden club needs to do some painting & fixing up her outside this year. Interior is only surpassed by Rosalie. Beautiful home... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

She is the queen of homes in Natchez. Looks like garden club needs to do some painting & fixing up her outside this year. Interior is only surpassed by Rosalie. Beautiful home & setting!

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful charming and stately plantation home that has been restored and kept in fine condition with many of the original furnishings. Of the 10 or so historic homes open this time of year, this perhaps is the best. They also have a restaurant on site .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This 1850's mansion in downtown Natchez is marvelously well preserved, and as grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Staton family are settling their estates they are often returning original home furnishings to the home and museum. Mr. Staton made his fortune in cotton, but this is not called a plantation, since it is located in the city. It is called a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is possibly the prettiest of the antebellum houses in the town and is still in great condition. Our guide was absolutely amazing! She has lived in Natchez for her whole life and so knows a lot about the town in general which was great to hear, she's also worked with the house for a number of decades making her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the plantations are well worth seeing. This was a non-working plantation. Very well informed tour guide. Beautiful grounds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home sits amid the downtown area, surrounded by oak trees. The 30-minute tour shows some unique aspects of the design and architecture and the meticulous nature of the original owners.

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was built as a true mansion. No expense had been sparred. The owner lived in it for seven months before dying of Yellow Fever. His widow had no income. Her adult children moved in with her berfore she died. The children left, with many articles. Some of the original furnishings have been returned or purchased, so that it looks... More 

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Jefferson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Natchez we decide to do a tour of a historic home and we couldn't have found a better example. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the home and couldn't have been more responsive to our questions. The furnishings in the home were beautiful and no expense was spared to it's restoration. The grounds were... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Stanton Hall. Our tour guide was very informative. The lady in the gift shop was very helpful as well. We learned a lot of Natchez history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is beautiful whichever way you look at it, inside or out. The preservation society have done a great job in restoring the house. It is furnished in the style that the original owners intended. The guide was excellent telling you about the original family owners, how they made their money, the way they lived etc, as well as... More 

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