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Review of Longwood

Longwood
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the U.S., began in 1860, but was interrupted by the onset of war. A National Historic Landmark, the still-unfinished mansion is an enduring symbol of the impact of the Civil War.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This home is the only one that I wanted to tour. Once you turn the corner and see the house sitting there your breath will be taken away. The grounds are beautiful. The tours tells you all about the house and why it isnt complete. I strongly recommend this tour to anyone.

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

Longwood is unique, in that it was under construction when the Civil War broke out. The workmen, who were from the north, laid down their tools and went back to fight in the war - and the home was never finished. The basement is a pristine antebellum home, while the upper floors remain exactly as they were when the workmen left. It was a fascinating tour!

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

The largest octogon house in the country was abandoned during construction at the beginning of the Civil War by its Northern construction workers. It remains so today, and is a testament to the excess of the time, and how quickly the future changes. It is a beautiful setting, and will cause you to contemplate the old adage, "man plans and God laughs."

Thank Wgou
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

I love to take my family to the Longwood at Christmas time. The estate is decorated with white lights. You can see deer back there too. It's very pretty.

Thank ddjones1_13
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

One of the more fascinating stops you can make. Would have liked a bit more detail on the entire property and more details on the family and original items

Thank Diablo27
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