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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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The house was fantastic,almost fully restored. There were a variety of tour guides dressed in period clothes. Each one was informative and friendly. The staircase was amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lynne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The house was fantastic,almost fully restored. There were a variety of tour guides dressed in period clothes. Each one was informative and friendly. The staircase was amazing almost worth the price of admission. I highly recommend this tour in Natchez

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed touring Auburn and visiting with the ladies of the garden club. Owned by the City of Natchez and could use some restoration but that didn't detract from our visit.

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Mendenhall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 August 5, 2016 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 

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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

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Oklahoma
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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,,

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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 

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Houma, Louisiana
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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.

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