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“Don't miss this one.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall
401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 601-442-6282
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Ranked #5 of 31 Attractions in Natchez
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
Texarkana, Texas
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“Don't miss this one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

For fans of North and South, this is a must-see. Interiors scenes of this movie were filmed here and I can certainly see why. The columns alone make this a majestic home. Lots of interesting family history as well which makes it come to life.

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“Beautiful ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This house was very beautiful! Our guide was very informative. The only thing that made me not make this a 5 was the gift shop smelled of very strong potpourri. It is over powering and left me with a headache.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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“Beautiful historic house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is the type of home that represents rich Southern families of the 19th century. Beautifully decorated and maintained. Joy gave us a wonderful "private" tour. Saw some things I've never seen before such as a bed stool that also hid the chamber pot.

Visited January 2014
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Zachary, Louisiana
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“Jaw-Dropping Beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful historic houses I have ever seen. You have to see it for yourself to believe it. Pictures during the tour are prohibited, but bring a camera for the amazing grounds.

Visited December 2013
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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“Breathless”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Definitely a majestic home with so much history! Loved the tour with a guide that was so passionate about the home! Gift shop available!

Visited January 2013
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