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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.
All reviews civil war the upper floors unique home true blood basement floor left unfinished bottom floor family cemetery first floor our tour guide square feet one of a kind plantation house interesting history beautiful grounds great tour well worth the visit
We had heard about this online and it was also highly recommended by locals. Extremely rare example of an unfinished home, well curated tour and gorgeous grounds. Learning about the family that lived there made this come alive.
The tour was conducted by Gay a garden club member and historian. A fascinating glimpse into the grandeur of the south and the limitless loss that the Civil War cost our nation. Well worth the cost of admission and the time spent there. Thank you...More
The tour was very informative and our tour guide did a nice job with adding personal experiences. The construction is amazing and one just wonders what this house would have been like if it had been completed - I imagine it awesome.
The tour begins in the finished part on the ground floor and winds up two more floors. Even though it is mostly unfinished inside, the furnishings on the first floor, the finished facade and the scale of the building allows you to imagine just how...More
I don't think you need an advance reservation. However, for the tours, I believe they run every 1/2 hour. If you will check in at the visitor center (on the ground floor), they will advise you. Don't miss the tour, for... More
I don't think you need an advance reservation. However, for the tours, I believe they run every 1/2 hour. If you will check in at the visitor center (on the ground floor), they will advise you. Don't miss the tour, for sure, this is definitely a site to see and enjoy!
The Best Western at Longwood is fully booked and I am trying to figure out what else is close...I am NOT renting a car.. I have my sister in the hospital at BW and I will need to work via the internet while I am up there.. What is within walking distance or a short ride to BW? I have been offered a bed(cot) in her room and I was thinking to do that as I am just not sure where else to go...I am hoping the hospital has the internet connection that I can tap into to get online and work ...More
September 02, 2007|
The Best Western is the only hotel in the Medical Area. However, the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square is within walking distance IF you're a walker (it's around a mile). The alternatives are for hotels in the Copley Square Area, You can take the Green "E" Line up Huntington Avenue from there to within a few blocks of the hospital. There are several hotels from which to choose. That's also a big shopping area as well. AlanM
Travel to Longwood from Jersey City (3 Replies)
Hi, Could anyone please give best directions for travelling to Longwood from Jersey City-I do not have car-Plan to travel by NJ transit to Trenton and transfer to SEPTA-but from there on...seems challenging Thanks in advance Sachin
June 23, 2008|
Please post questions one time. This waas answered in your other thread: You can't get there by public transportation. Even a cab would be difficult- while you may find a cab to take you there from a train station, you may not be able to get one coming back. It would also be very expensive.
Inside and out of Philly? (5 Replies)
Leaving DC at noon on Friday. Need to return rental car in NYC by noon Monday. Should we spend Fri, Sat & Sun nights in Philly and focus only on Philly? Or should we take in some outside sites (Gettysburg, Brandywine, Longwood, etc.) and spend a night outside of Philly? Should we have any concerns about Friday & Monday traffic? I would have wanted to see the United States Mint but it's closed on weekends. What else is interesting? Thank you!
May 19, 2008|
There is plenty to do in Philadelphia in that time frame to keep you occupied. Gettysburg is fairly far and although it is definitely worth it if you have the time, for your time frame, I'd stick to Philadelphia and what it has to offer. It just depends on your interests. Friday traffic from DC is never fun, but you're coming up at the right time of the day, provided you leave at noon and don't try to push it off a few hours until 2 or 3 pm - trust me, you will be sorry if you do that....More