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“Great Architectural Home”

Auburn Museum & Historic Home
Ranked #14 of 52 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is the first house to be built in Natchez. Left empty for many years, it is now being restored by a concerned Auburn Foundation group. The architecture of this home is amazing. The unsupported spiral staircase is worth seeing.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Auburn was one of our favorite houses during our visit to the Natchez Spring Pilgrimage. It's a lovely house with beautiful furnishings. Visitors start with a welcome and bit of historic information before proceeding through the house. As guests move from room to room, costumed interpreters relate the details and point out items of interest. Be sure to notice the signature of Lynda B. Johnson in the guest register.

After touring the first floor, visitors exit out the back door and up the outside steps to enter the second floor where more costumed interpreters are available to provide information. Guests move through each second floor room at their own pace.

Photographs are allowed in Auburn -- I appreciated that since no indoor photography was allowed in the private dwellings that we toured as well as Stanton Hall. Auburn has a very nice first floor gift shop staffed by friendly ladies. Out in the back yard, a lady was selling reasonably priced pralines. They were delicious. I bought a package of two but wish I'd bought the $10 box. The tour of Auburn is a good value for the price.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Recommend this one because more independence in viewing and can do at own pace. Staff is very friendly and interested that all is understood. Interesting that some of staff are transplanted Northerners and not locals. Gives another take on history.

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Auburn is operated as a museum house that features a very unique spiral staircase that has been the subject of countless photographs over the years. It is also where I have attended concerts by musicians from Russia who played selections from 1812. Georgian and Greek Revival architecture are in evidence here. This is another house open year around for visitors.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My favorite part of Auburn of course is the free standing spiral staircase. It is a must to see on the list of places to visit. You must see this awesome staircase. Very unusual design. Auburn has a very sad story to tell too. I would go back.

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