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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 antebellum home in Natchez.

Tour of house was reasonably priced at $20 and is expertly delivered by local people who have a bountiful knowledge of Natchez and its history. A wonderful insight into what life... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tour of house was reasonably priced at $20 and is expertly delivered by local people who have a bountiful knowledge of Natchez and its history. A wonderful insight into what life was like in the days of river boats.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very nice house. Lots of rooms. Enjoyed the story behind the house. I would recommend a visit here if in the vicinity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was such an extraordinary and gorgeous home. The tour guide was very friendle and knowledgable of the history. It was a very interesting story. The only thing that I wish was different was that there could be more information on the history of the home after the family was no longer in the home and until the garden club... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the Crown Jewel of southern mansions. Gorgeous and opulent. The tour was incredible and I highly recommend going. I would pay to see it all over again. Darline Arrington Bridgeport, TX

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mansion itself is gorgeous, there is so much to see inside! The history of the home itself makes it a must-see, however the tour was a tad overpriced in my opinion. I don't mind paying to visit, but the tour was quite short and lacking a bit in information.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This home is worth the time to take the tour. It looks big enough from the outside, but inside is magnificent. When you stand in front of the front door you only come about half way up the door. It is beautiful inside and out and there are 200 year old Live Oak trees that are grand!! Worth your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful home. Worth just stopping to see. Didn't eat at restaurant but looked like a great place to eat. Quaint town with lots of old homes to tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Staton house is a wonderful house to visit. I have visited many historic homes around the country. Stanton does rate very close to the top. The docent was very good which always helps a house's rating. Also it helps that it has been able to stay in such wonderful condition.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 August 22, 2016

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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