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Stanton Hall

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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
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N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on...

N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade.

Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished.

...Now

inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant

Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see.

Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine.

Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.

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Jarvis Smith

Love this mansion one of my favorite. Excellent tour guide who went above the norm to answer all questions and provide details not expected from a tour guide. Great restaurant on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this mansion one of my favorite. Excellent tour guide who went above the norm to answer all questions and provide details not expected from a tour guide. Great restaurant on premises fried chicken was outstanding as well as the biscuits very reasonable priced lunches. Be sure to visit this mansion

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This home was stunning. Our tour guide really rushed us through and had no idea the answers to most of our questions - a bit strange. Really left feeling quite confused about the place. It was important to have dignitaries and Lady Bird Johnson stay but I did not have a grasp of why.

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here several times and every time I visit it, it takes my breath away. This truly is the SHOWPIECE of Natchez. I enjoy visiting these houses after I have read about the history of them before I tour them.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was (as the title states) dissapointed with the tour of this house. Our guide seemed annoyed we were there and we were rushed and told not to go into any other rooms, even though they were open. We were not allowed to take photo's inside which is okay , but I heard later that you are allowed to. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fairly well maintained mansion. The property overseers are in the process of gathering as much of the original furniture as possible. Several of the rooms are now complete. The Zuber wall paper is in very good repair although not original to the house. The guide was very knowledgeable and went out of her way to answer questions.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful home is a wonderful glimpse into Natchez city life. Tours are $18, begin every half hour and are guided. Right in the heart of old downtown, this home is a gem not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

The home itself is very impressive, but fairly typical of Natchez antebellum homes. Most of the furniture is not original. The tour was okay, but we were mainly provided with facts about the home (dates, dimensions) and less about the people who lived here. After visiting Melrose and Longwood I was disappointed with Stanton- so maybe visit Stanton first so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

As part of our road trip we had the great fortune to do many plantations and estates and house tours on our trip from NOLA to Nashville. Stanton Hall was well worth a visit but was on the expensive side. Our guide was fantastic. Knowledgeable and personable but the home and its history don't come to life as much as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Stanton is the largest of the must-see mansions in Natchez, occupying a full city block. Informative, but not terribly enthusiastic tour guides.

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Clarksville, TN, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to see many houses in Natchez but I believe this may have been my favorite. Our tour guide, Jay, was so personable and knowledgeable. We lucked out because it was just my husband and I on tour so it felt more like a friend just showing us around. The history of the family who lived here and... More 

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