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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: (601) 442-5193
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Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the...

Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the U.S., began in 1860, but was interrupted by the onset of war. A National Historic Landmark, the still-unfinished mansion is an enduring symbol of the impact of the Civil War.

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Beautiful house

Longwood is a magnificent architectural wonder. They don't build things like this anymore. The tour is wonderful. Definitely a 'must see' in Natchez!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tonya S
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Wynne, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour guide apparently was new. She failed to provide information or point out important pieces in the home. She pointed out two of the daughter's photos and explain one married and the other was a spinster. She failed to point out the framed wedding invitation right above the daughter's photo. We asked several questions about the house and she... More 

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Wynne, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Longwood is a magnificent architectural wonder. They don't build things like this anymore. The tour is wonderful. Definitely a 'must see' in Natchez!

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Evanston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While we are impressed with the octagonal architecture of the antebellum home, we are disappointed that due to the unfortunate events that led to the unfinished floors of the home, this resulted in a very haphazard presentation of the unfinished floors. We believe with just a bit of creativity and cleaning up of dust and grime, the unfinished floors can... More 

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Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This house is huge!! It's a beautiful property! It is so fun learning about this history of this house and the family! The tour guide was really informative!!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to quite a few Plantation home, most similar in many respects . . . this one is a don't miss . . . I would give it a five if it wasn't for the tour guide on the day we visited . . . best description . . . robo tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds, knowledgeable guide. Very disappointed not to be able to take photos inside. Loved hearing the story of the original owners.

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Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing home! And the history to go along with it! If you only get to see one home make this the one! My husband wants to go back and volunteer just to explore some more!

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Great experience. My second time to tour. Would highly recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have to wait long. Our group wasn't that big so that was good. The lady was awesome . She explained everything. She made it fun. Sad story about the family and house.

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Thank summergirl1986
Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique 30,000 sq ft octagonal home was a magnificent dream that went awry. A design so special that it reqiured skilled Northern workers who had only completed a year's worth of construction when they fled the South due to the approaching war. With the owner bankrupt and dead before the war's end, the family impoverished, the South in ruins,... More 

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