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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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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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Beautiful history

The tour was very educational. The home is beautiful. Max, our tour guide, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I appreciate how he acknowledged the entire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was very educational. The home is beautiful. Max, our tour guide, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. I appreciate how he acknowledged the entire history of the home including the enslaved African-Americans that built the home. Little info is known about those, but just the fact Max mentioned them was nice. If you love history, architectural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this beautiful home. Tour guide was knowledgable and was very pleasant. Lighting fixtures were very intricate. Some furnishings were original.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very quick and not very informative house tour. Not worth the money. Rose garden needs much tending to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great tour--we had a very interesting and knowledgeable guide. Beautiful home with an incredible history.

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Carriere, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of many homes to see while in Natchez, we enjoyed our tour of Stanton Hall with its beauty and elegance surrounded by large live oak and well manicure grounds. The stories told about the life and times of wealthy plantation owners were really interesting. I would recommend going to see this while in Natchez!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stanton Hall is a great presentation of southern antebellum mansion with knowledgeable tour guides. The mansion is decorated with antique pieces of the period.

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Wynne, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place to visit. Very informative and fascinating. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to listen to. I hated for the tour to end and only wished we could have stayed longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So beautiful and like stepping back in time. The guide was extremely knowledgeable, and made the tour so interesting I hated for it to end. If you go to Natchez and don't visit the Stanton House you are short changing yourself

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Laurel, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stop on our home tour. The gentleman was very informative and was a good speaker!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Toured a number of homes today and this one was the biggest and grandest of them all. Our guide was Max and he was very knowable of the home and history. A must see of all the house tours.

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