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“Outstanding”
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 October 29, 2013

This in a unique antebellum home to visit. It was started before the War between the States and when the war started the northern craftsmen dropped their tools and went home. The ground floor is completed and well furnished for tours and the above unfinished gives you a time capsule of how it looked in the building phase. This house is very interesting and a must for all to see.

Thank Dennis B
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

This was the home I most wanted to see when we visited Nachez. It lived up to my expectations. Our guide was very informative. She painted an excellent picture of what was planned with the home vs. what actually was completed. She showed a lot of the unfinished areas and explained what was supposed to go there. Only wish I could have climbed to the upper levels.

Thank J-from-Marysville
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Longwood is an extremely large, unfinished antebellum home, due to the war interruption and loss of family finances. It is unique in shape and design with light coming through from the top to all floors.

Thank Carol C
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Longwood Historian was delightful and very informed. His descriptions and stories were captivating. Knowing all the bricks were made in site and the massive building was constructed without the use of power tools in less than a year left us speechless. It would be nearly impossible to do today with materials brought in. A step back in time. If your tour only one home in Natchez make it this one.

Thank Maggie C
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The tour of Longwood is by the most unusual home in Natchez. The story about the home is intriguing & also tragic.

Thank CWHistoryNut
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