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Address: 401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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 historic home; poorly mannered guide

We began the tour with the flustered guide then a group of ladies joined a few minutes later. The guide almost came unglued. As she tried to bring the group up speed it was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We began the tour with the flustered guide then a group of ladies joined a few minutes later. The guide almost came unglued. As she tried to bring the group up speed it was obvious she had memorized her lines and was not knowledgeable about the house and it's history. The ladies asked a couple questions and the guide finally... More 

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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Stanton Hall was one of the homes on the Natchez home tour that you didn't need to buy a tour package. It's a magnificent structure on a beautiful hill top just outside of downtown. The docent was very knowledgeable about the mansion, the family and the culture of the times. It was in its heyday before the Civil War... and... More 

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One can not visit Natchez without touring some of the antebellum homes/mansions; this home is one of three that I recommend to get a general impression of the times, the people (power players), the opulence, and the history of the town in its heyday (the others being Longwood and Melrose). Stanton Hall transitioned from private mansion to school to boarding... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Stanton Hall is so beautiful from the outside and sits in a beautiful garden, but the inside was somewhat of a letdown. We were not given access to much of the home, and it was not as nice as the other places we were able to visit on this trip. The employees were very nice and knowledgeable.

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Hazlehurst, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was fantastic, such beauty and the massive rooms and hallway upstairs were fantastic. Only wish we could have toured more floors of this home. We learned so much on our tour!

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

For anyone visiting Natchez with her Southern Hospitality and Charm, you definitely want to see this magnificent Antebellum Home from early 1800's. Open year round, SH serves as headquarters for the Pilgrimage Garden Club. However, one may choose to visit Natchez especially during the entire month of March with her Azalea's in full bloom or in the Fall as there... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A trip down history lane is always more enjoyable and informative if your tour guide was as good as ours. It was a facinating look into the past and the house was indeed elegent and there is little wonder why the whole world at that time was after the south's cotton hence the wealth on display now was absolutely enormous... More 

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was our 2nd or 3rd home tour of the day and what a beautiful place. It must have been good being in the cotton business back in the early to mid 1800s. This place is only a few blocks from Main street in downtown Natchez and also has a restaurant in the carriage house in back. Our tour guide... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

What a wonderful tour! This enormous house was built in the 1850s to showcase the wealth of Mr.Stanton, a cotton plantation owner. It encompasses an entire city block and certainly speaks to the opulence of the extremely wealthy in this time period. The cornices are gold, the marble is Italian, the doorknobs and keyholes are silver---everything is costly and elegant....no... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We toured Stanton Hall and were Very Impressed! The House itself is Fantastic, and our Tour Guide was Very Enjoyable! You can truly imagine how the Super Rich lived while your on this tour. How nice it must have been. Lol

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