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Address: 401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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Description: 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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Good introduction to the history of Natchez

We were recommended this by a local man we met. It is a pictoral history of Natchez, the people and their occupations. There was also an explanation of the history of photography... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this by a local man we met. It is a pictoral history of Natchez, the people and their occupations. There was also an explanation of the history of photography. The exhibition also allowed you into the church to see the main congrgation and the balcony in which the slaves had to sit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Cotton was king in the south and cotton farmers seemed to be the wealthy elite of the 1800s. A beautifully built and appointed home, Stanton Hall was a pleasure to visit. The size of the rooms (not to mention the foyer!) was impressive, and the window coverings are beautiful. We were on a tour, and I am so glad Stanton... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went on the tour in this beautiful mansion early on Sunday 10:00am and it was very interesting to learn the history of the family and building. The trees and flowering azaleas are lovely.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband I went to Stanton Hall for the tour during the spring pilgrimage. We definitely enjoyed the beauty and the history of Stanton Hall. The inside and outside were breathtaking. The only improvement could be the tour guides attitude. She was an older lady and was very snippy! Not towards us, but she told a heavy set couple that... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stanton Hall is an impressive antebellum mansion. A tour takes perhaps an hour. It ably reflects the wealth one would find in Natchez before the Civil War. While you're there be sure to plan your trip so you can eat at the excellent restaurant there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Stanton Hall is a lovely antebellum home, although it has been updated through the years when it served as a school and a club house/bed and breakfast. Although it lacks the original furnishings of Rosalie, you nevertheless get a nice history of the mansion, the family that built it, and Natchez. Our guide was pleasant and informative. Between this house... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is one of the two best homes we saw on the Pilgrimage Tour. VERY nice inside. If your time is limited, make this one of your choices to take the time to see -- it's worth it; one of the finest in Natchez.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The house was very impressive and well kept. However we planned around lunch at the carriage house only to be told that a tour bus had the whole restaurant. If reservations are required, that should be advertised

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Pinson, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The docent (Pam) was well informed and graciously paused as an art history teacher on the tour shared interesting facts about the 4 paintings in the entryway. She continued with her tour allowing him to interject which only enhanced the visit. She was friendly and her smile showed she enjoyed sharing the history of this beautiful Natchez home. The Carriage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The high ceilings, tall doors, grand hallway, and impressive parlor make this one home not to miss! Our costumed docents during Pilgrimage were gracious and knowledgeable as they spoke of this magnificent home. There are several beautifully furnished bedrooms upstairs as well. Highlights for me included the unique gasoliers, the carved marble fireplaces, and the tester/canopied beds. The grounds are... More 

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