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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +1 318-537-4341
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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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A must see.

This one is one that needs to be seen just because of the differences in it and the others and also the story.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one is one that needs to be seen just because of the differences in it and the others and also the story.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Longwood is, perhaps, the most peculiar historic home in Natchez. Its ambition is impressive and the drama of it being unfinished is something else. The lower level (which is finished) is nice. The rest of the house you can see as a living architectural blueprint. The guide was great and very kind as he offered to give me a ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see. If you visit any home please take this tour. So much history and use your imagination since it was never completed. Like time stood still.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful home and great tour guide and beautiful grounds. want to go back for christmas. natchez is darling.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is expensive($18 pp) but is a must see. You must realize that most of the mansion is not completed due to the war and ran out of $$$$. The guide(Ray) did an excellent job. To hear the family history and see the construction of the mansion is very interesting. largest octagonal home in the country.. The furnishings are only... More 

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Prentiss, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to Longwood is one I have been wanting to make for years. My wife and I were not disappointed. The tour was detailed and entirely interesting and the tour guide was a very knowledgable and entertaining. The only thing prohibiting a perfect score was a momentary overlap of seperate tour groups. Overall, it was a good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous plantation history and story. You would never know that only the basement is finished. A must see!

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Natchez, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the areas largest & only octagonal home. Longwood sits partially unfinished, letting you step back in time. Imagine yourself among the people who would have been working on this home when the war started and laid their tools aside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone who loves construction, architecture and history this is a must see. Our tour guide was remarkable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I brought a bunch of little girls here to have a tea party on the grounds and to tour the Planation. It was beautiful. This house was also featured on the HBO hit series True Blood during a few episodes.

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