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“Friendly guides lovely mansion”

Auburn Museum & Historic Home
Ranked #15 of 49 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Friendly guides lovely mansion”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

The guides at this home were super friendly and knowledgeable. Made us feel very welcome. Beautiful property!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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183 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Docents make a difference!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Clark was our docent at the Auburn House, later we learned he's also one of the executive board that oversees the property. He made the tour a very pleasant one indeed as he provided not only info about the home but also about the efforts they have made and continue to make to provide upkeep and maintenance of the property. Like many properties which are overseen by non profits, the struggle to keep them up with limited resources is a challenge. The freestanding spiral staircase is a wonder and assuming that Clark's research is correct one of only a few in this country from these early times!

Visited May 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Very nice, and continuing to improve”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Nice tour and a great cause if you are into old ante bellum house tours. A lot of restoration has been done and the group that operates the house is very informative. The free standing spiral staircase is a remarkable piece of engineering.

Visited April 2013
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Texas
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119 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Architectural Home”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Nashville, TN
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863 reviews
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“Great Tour of a Beautiful Mansion”
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.

Visited April 2013
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