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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+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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LOVE IT!!

We loved it and would definitely go again!! The tour was very informative and kept your attention. However, it is a group of elderly women giving the tour (so don't stray too far... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Brandon, Mississippi
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Brandon, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved it and would definitely go again!! The tour was very informative and kept your attention. However, it is a group of elderly women giving the tour (so don't stray too far in asking questions). Otherwise, it was absolutely wonderful!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Long wood provides an insight into antebellum wealth and the effect that the Civil War had on one family - and its home. A quirky unfinished mansion that is well worth a visit, contrasting with the beautiful (finished) mansions in town.

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Magnolia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide had great information and historical facts. Dr. Haller Nutt at the beginning of the Civil War The workman dropped their tools and ran off to enlist in the Union army, leaving the 30,000 square foot, 22-room mansion unfinished, Dr. Nutt managed to complete the basement. His family lived there for the duration of the war and the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Longwood will give you an idea of what it was really like in Natchez in 1861, especially if you read about the owners before you arrive. It is well worth the time to read what Julia Nutt had to go through to keep her home after her husband died and during and after the Civil War.

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Victoria,TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This house is amazing, even though it only has 1 floor completed! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information! A bit pricey ($18)....but it was an interesting tour!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was absolutely gorgeous, but it was pretty expensive to have been so crammed with people & way too quick. We were all piled on top of each other so for those of us across the room we couldn't see what she was talking about & really couldn't hear her most of the time. It seemed like she was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first heard of an "unfinished " mansion, we wondered what the appeal was, but having visited and taken the tour, we highly recommend this tour! The design of the home was so advanced for the time period, and the family's story was fascinating. Definitely worth the time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the pilgrimage garden club for preserving this masterpiece. It would be a great place to host a special event. Our tour guide was exceptional. Loved hearing the stories of the family and seeing the octagon architecture. Mrs. Nutt was a strong southern woman raising eight kids after her husband died. That's why the upper floors aren't finished... More 

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Asheville, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Longwood is an octagonal antebellum home began in 1860 for Haller & Julia Nutt. During construction the Civil War began & the workers literally dropped their tools & headed off to war. The lowest level was finished but the entire interior is a shell. Fascinating story. Beautiful grounds. Great tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far one of the best homes in Natchez, Most certainly the top 3! Largest octagon shaped house in America, and awesome areas to take photos. Very beautiful in the spring!

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