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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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Toured the home during a weekend getaway absolutely beautiful wonderful and informative tour guide lovely grounds couldn't take pictures ☹️

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Toured the home during a weekend getaway absolutely beautiful wonderful and informative tour guide lovely grounds couldn't take pictures ☹️

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the mansion and the tour guide was excellent. However, the mansion needs work and it shows. I''m sure it will take tons of money but the wear around the edges needs attention soon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tour was good in giving us ideas of a mansion built in 1857 when slavery was still ongoing and stories around it. The tour was quick, only 30 minutes. Photo and video taking were not allowed inside but the outside with spacious garden and huge trees were nice to snap you camera on. Later when looking at our photos,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am a fan of Patrick Swayze in the TV Series North & South & we found out that the interior of this home was used in the filming of the series. A lot of the original furnishings are making there way back to the home from family members. There is a restaurant on site where we enjoyed a wonderful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently made our third or fourth trip to Stanton Hall. It represents Old South architecture at its finest. I love the center hallway which traverses the first floor from North to South and the exterior walkways on the second and third floors. Only the finest materials were utilized in the construction process. The grounds are not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is on the street. It's a must see. Only the finest products were put into the mansion. There is a restaurant on the grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Gift Shop, the gardens and the home itself--everything was nice. Gentlemen who gave tour (only 2 of us) was very knowledgeable and made rooms come to life. A must see in Natchez.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stanton Hall is a wonderful example of the grandeur of an antebellum home. It is very easy to get to and there is plenty of parking. The guide was very knowledgeable and provided some humour as well. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and provides a good insight into the history of the family and the town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful home tour. The grounds and gift shop are nice. The trees are beautiful and have a history of their own here too. Jay was an excellent guide for history on our tour. Fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted to see Stanton Hall because we arrived late in the day and were going on to Baton Rouge before nightfall. It was one of two houses still open for the day. The history of the mansion is interesting, but the very few furnishing are authentic to the house and it takes about fifteen minutes to see what you... More 

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