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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 August 6, 2013 via mobile

Such a stunningly beautiful structure!! Sweetest tour guide ever!! Although there were a group of people talking so loud that she almost had to yell. Fascinating story about the mansion. Beautiful grounds with family Cemetary. Will definitely go again!!!

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you only visit one mansion in Natchez, ensure it's Longwood. The home was never completed, which makes it even more interesting. The first floor is complete and furnished, but the upper floors are left just as the workmen left them when they went back to Pennsylvania at the start of the Civil War. You might know Longwood from the TV vampire series True Blood which was filmed (in part) here. There's plenty of antebellum history here, but sadly no vampires (yes, I checked...) It's well worth it.

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Makes you feel like the Civil War just ended as the home was not completed due to the start of the War and was never finished. A must see!

Thank MKR2013
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

10,000 sqft on each of three levels, but never finished. Such a shame. VERY unique octagon-shaped home. Loved it!!!

Thank emgTX
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

For $12 you get to tour the largest octagonal house in the US.

The outside is beautiful, the house is enormous. I know it wasn't finished for financial reasons, but just seeing the 'basement' it's hard to imagine what they would have done with all that space. I loved looking at the floor plans.

After our tour we saw it featured in a couple of episodes of True Blood!

Thank GemlosWorldTour
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