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Auburn Museum & Historic Home

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Address: 400 Duncan Ave, Natchez, MS 39120-3954
Phone Number: 601-442-5981

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Lovely Home Lovingly Restored

This was the first of three grand homes we visited in Natchez. It was built by a Pennsylvanian who died not long after it was completed, so there is not a long family history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nancy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first of three grand homes we visited in Natchez. It was built by a Pennsylvanian who died not long after it was completed, so there is not a long family history connected with this house, as there is with some other pre-vellum homes. It was augmented by later owners and is today a lovely home-like site. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's $15 per adult for admission & cash is required. Cards are not accepted for admission fee here. The volunteers I encountered there knew about the home's history and were enthusiastic in sharing it. This home is neat to see. The skill of the persons building this were remarkable.

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Florence, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Unbelievable that the local government allowed this place to sink into such deplorable conditions in earlier years. Thankfully a group of concerned citizens has brought it back a long way. Still in need of much restorataion. Plaster and mortar falling off of pillars. Plenty of peeling paint. Guide was very knowledgeable. Original furnishings no longer there. The most interesting item... More 

1 Thank T M
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You have to see the staircase. It is the main attraction. The house is nice. Staff was knowledgeable and gave you tidbit history

Thank Steffany S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

We have made three visits to Auburn over the past thirty-five years and it's been a pleasure to see the restoration and acquisition of appropriate furnishings progress. The unsupported staircase is justifiably famous and the mansion had a huge impact on regional architecture. The story you'll hear of how the city of Natchez nearly destroyed this home gifted to the... More 

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Butler, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is a beautiful home, the ladies that do the tour are super nice and will gladly answer any questions , they do their best to maintain the inside of the house, the city needs to do their part and keep the outside in top shape,,

Thank Rusty S
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Auburn has one of the very few freestanding circular staircases, built using only pegs, in the United States. I know one other is in Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. The engineering feat of this staircase, along with the stories of how children were allowed to freely play, ride bikes thoughout, open to weather, etc. make this home a miracle that... More 

2 Thank stardust1229
Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Fine house with great period furniture. There was a tour guide dressed in antebellum dress foer each room.

1 Thank Wayne D
Pipe Creek, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This house made more sence than the others we visited. One could understand the purpose of each room and why they were located in that part of the house. If I were building a home I would use that lay-out. Pam was a wonderful first-floor guide, as was (I think her name was) Rita on the second floor. Rita grew... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This antebellum mansion is interesting mainly for it's staircase. Sadly otherwise it doesn't have much of interest. Many of the furnishings have come from other area homes. They try hard but just miss the mark. If you have limited time in the are there are better choices. If you have more time the staircase is interesting and the history of... More 

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