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Stanton Hall

Address: 401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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Ranked #5 of 42 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

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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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Beautiful place. the tour was informative. We were told by our B&B hosts this was a must see in Natchez.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This historic mansion is a must see. Our tour lady was a truly southern bell who was very knowledgeable about the family history and the famous visitors to the mansion.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Stanton hall is an impressive, arguably one of the most impressive, examples of antebellum architecture in the south. The detail that is in this house is breathtaking and is the closest thing to visiting the inside of a palace that America has to offer. The tour and your guide however are less than desirable. The tour, which could easily last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stanton Hall was within walking distance of our B&B Inn. We walked down the beautiful street to tour the home. It was lovely and the tour guide was very thorough.

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Stanton hall is unique in that the structure is charming itself. And on Sunday's they have a (Sunday Brunch) all you can eat. The have the best Collard Greens in the Mississippi. My mom and enjoyed the tastes of foods there. Their soup was crawfish and turtle soup. The has salads; sheephead fish, fried chicken, sirloin steak and more.... More 

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Gulf Breeze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

You'll love touring during fall and spring pilgrimages and can really see how people lived pre Civil War. The period furniture was wonderful in this enormous mansion, open year round.

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