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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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Beautiful Southern Charm

Docent was very informative on the history of the home and owners. All furniture reflective of the period and some of the furnishings have been returned to Stanton Hall by family... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Marshall, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

One of several homes opened year round. Glad we saw it but would be okay if we had missed it. Perhaps it was the tour guide. Didn't seem to really enjoy what she was doing.

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Norton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Docent was very informative on the history of the home and owners. All furniture reflective of the period and some of the furnishings have been returned to Stanton Hall by family members. The tour was worth the fee. Beautiful old trees and grounds.

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Modesto, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I love stepping back in time, especially in the South and touring old mansions. The history of the families that lived there as well as viewing the rooms and furnishings are very pleasurable to me. I truly enjoyed hearing how the Ladies Garden Club saved Stanton Hall and offer tours to help with the upkeep.

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Missouri
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed being able to walk through rooms and not just peek in doors. Guide was knowledgeable without being boring.

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Kent UK
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Stanton Hall is such an amazing place and so well preserved. Our guide was extremely well informed and we had her to ourselves! It is certainly well worth a visit when in Natchez.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This house is one not to be missed. Its grandeur is amazing! The home is so well preserved with much of its original furniture. It is a magnificent example of the wealth and splendor of the old south. The grand scale of this house is unforgettable.

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Grandview, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Biggest is not always best but The main hall in this house make it a must see . After you have been here you will know how this place must have been named.

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Mendenhall, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Loved this tour! The house was extravagant! The tour guide was very knowledgeable. The outside is worth exploring as well! There is a silver shop and a restaurant on the grounds.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We came to Natchez to see Antebellum homes. Stanton Hall did not disappoint. The owners carved furniture and gasoliers (sp) were especially interesting.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You won't regret taking time out to visit this home. Staff very friendly and informative. We only had time to visit three homes, and all three (including this one) was definitely good.

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