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“Ghostly And Amazing”
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 December 2, 2013

If you see only one attraction in Natchez this should be it! This home, with it's only partially completed interior due to the out break of the civil war, is just so spiritual. It felt like the disappointments and disasters, melancholy and monstrousness of the old south just distilled into architectural poetry.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

The house is one of the best sights to see in Natchez. You should not miss this one. It was in the process of being built at the outbreak of the Civil War and has not changed since.

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Reviewed November 18, 2013

I am not one who usually enjoys touring homes, but this home (though never finished) is an architectural gem. If you're into architecture, this is one antebellum home you shouldn't miss. The tour guide in the house gave a very good feel of the era in which it was built.

Thank BoulderIllini
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is the largest Octagonal residence in the country. You don't realize it driving up, but the home was never finished. You get to see the home as it was in the 1860's. To me, it was poignant that this beautiful home, except for the lower level, never experienced a family living in it. A MUST see.

Thank pbfues
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We didn't do any research prior to our visit and were expecting a palatial mansion full of treasures. What we got was a history lesson that we're really glad we went for. This home is certainly palatial 30000sq ft of space with only 10000 of it developed. I don't want to give out too much information, but if you're truly interested in the history of the South and the Civil War this is a MUST see on your agenda!!

Thank Barb H
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