My advice: skip Stanton Hall and visit Auburn instead. (Rosalie is also an excellent choice.)
I loved hearing the stories about this historic Natchez mansion. It was built fairly early for the area: 1812. In all those years, it's only really had three owners: Lyman Harding, the Duncan family, and the city of Natchez.
Lyman Harding was man from Massachusetts who was acquitted of murdering a female acquaintance. So he decided to move away to escape the wagging tongues. He came to Natchez and built Auburn. He hired a self-proclaimed architect named Levi Weeks. He designed and assembled that sublime spiral staircase on the front lawn. He did such a good job that it's still 100% sound after over 200 years!
The other great story was the Duncan family. Mr. Duncan was reportedly the largest slave-owner in Mississippi. Paradoxically, he wanted no part in secession, and decided to simply abandon the house at the start of the Civil War. He married twice. When he brought his second wife home, she immediately took down the dead wife's painting and hid it in the attic. (Wouldn't you?) When the city came through and auctioned off all the possessions, they missed the painting in all the dust and junk up there. So, her action allowed the first wife to reign for posterity.
The family eventually donated the house and grounds to the city in 1911. The grounds are now a park. Mr. Duncan's billiards parlor (an outbuilding separate from the house) was a party rental hall up until recently.
If you arrive during Spring Pilgrimage, you'll likely meet a man on the front steps who is dressed like Colonel Sanders. He was a hoot!
Incredibly well preserved, this mansion deserves to be visited.