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Stanton Hall

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Address: 401 High Street, Natchez, MS 39120
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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One of the best in Natchez!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 5 days ago NEW

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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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This home was built for probably richest man in town. Everything in it screams wealth. Another sad story about the owner though. Passed through many hands. The guide was so patient and gracious. My husband loves to ask questions!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting to learn some of the history behind these houses, but i would not be able to stand more than one tour. The guide was friendly and informative.

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a must-see if you go to Natchez. The mansion is very impressive. Mr. Stanton went out of his way to re-define the concept of "Grand". If you take the tour, the guides are very knowledgeable. I learned so much about the history of the house and the town. The tour was worth the money!

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