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Stanton Hall

401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-6282
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Natchez
Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I visited this house during Spring Pilgrimage. That's probably not the best time to visit since it will cost you more. However, I felt it was worth the cost. I saw six mansions during my stay in Natchez, and I don't remember much about this one except that it smelled so good when I left via the back door. (The... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Although we did notice that this stately old home needed some exterior attention, it is a wonderful place to visit. Grounds were pretty with the trees and flowers. Beautiful furniture and light fixtures within the home. Tour guide Pat was very informative.

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tchrs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Stanton has been only spruced up a bit so it gives a good feeling of what life was like 150 years ago in Natchez. The cost is minimal and tours offered often so no need to wait. Great for families and children of all ages. a bargain way to see a mansion.

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san diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Don't miss! Fantastic house, wonderful tour with very good guide who provided us with tons of interesting history of the house, family, and town. We admired her handing of a difficult woman who seemed intent on ruining our delightful tour. Don't miss it! (Sunday, Mar,16)

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Topeka, Kansas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This antebellum home truly is grand. The many original furnishings are excessively ornate, in keeping with the excessive wealth of the owner. We especially admired the original wallpaper murals in the upstairs hall. The fee was $15 per person when we visited and, although it was expensive, we both felt it was worth the admission price. I've read some other... More

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Louisiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Very beautiful grounds/house! The tour guide seemed less than thrilled with questions asked throughout the tour, but maybe she was just having a bad day....

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San Antonio, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you only have time and money to visit one or two of Natchez's many venerable mansions, Stanton is a solid choice. Our hoop-skirted guide was pleasant and provided plenty of pertinent information about the home, its origins and original owners, its use in the TV mini-series "North and South," etc. It was an un-rushed half-hour tour that seemed to... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Don't miss the carvings. Seeing those is worth the price of admission. At the end of the tour, you are directed to go down a set of fairly narrow back stairs. Make sure you let the tour guides know if you have disabilities or limitations. Lunch at the Carriage House was delicious. I recommend asking for the BLT.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We visited Stanton Hall on a beautiful Sunday morning. The gift shop lady was very friendly. We chatted about Natchez and about Stanton Hall. She and I had a very nice conversation about one of our favorite authors, Natchez resident Greg Iles. When it was time for our tour, the sweetest lady was our guide. She was extremely knowledgable, not... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There were not many negatives from this tour, but having done several tours, some of them start to blend into each other. I was impressed at the amount of original furniture (and the detail work) in the property that has been returned by the descendants of the former owners.

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