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Auburn Museum & Historic Home

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Address: 400 Duncan Avenue, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: 601-442-5981
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Auburn house

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
Steffany S
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Sugar Land, Texas
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We had a great time here in this lovely home! My daughter even got her picture made on the stairway with a lady in her antebellum attire during pilgrimage.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of this beautiful gem! Very informative tour. The spiral staircase is a sight to behold! Get your tickets at the Natchez visitors center where you can save a significant amount of money to view 3 antebellum homes 😉

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