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“Very interesting, I want to go again”
Review of Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade. Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished. ...Now inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see. Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine. Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.
Petal, Mississippi
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very interesting, I want to go again”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I really enjoyed the experience. We fortunately had a tour guide who seemed to be the manager over the place and was very knowledgeable. Many in our group asked questions and she told us lots of interesting stories. The craftsmanship in the house is like nothing I have ever seen before. I loved the different colored bedrooms and the wall paper upstairs. We learned so much about everything in the house including the way carpet was manufactured back then. I want to go back next time I am in Natchez and take a friend.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
264 reviews
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“One of the Best in Natchez”
Reviewed April 30, 2013

Natchez has a lot of antebellum mansions to visit. They are all in great shape and each has an interesting story to tell. Stanton Hall is a big one in the middle of town. The story of the structure is similar to others; wealthy individual builds opulent mansion before the Civil War. Unfortunately for Mr. Stanton, he died just a month after completion of the house. The tour is interesting because many of the furnishings are original, but they have been returned to the mansion by family members over the years. If you are going to visit some mansions in Natchez, the best thing to do is get the three for $30 pass. Then use one of those to visit Stanton Hall. You will not regret that choice.

Visited April 2013
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Sheffield, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Not only is this place huge and beautifully decorated in period pieces, it also allows the visitor to appreciate the level of sophistication and attention to detail the very wealthiest plantation owners could enjoy. Guides dress in period costume and explain the family history as well as source of all the contents.

Visited April 2013
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“An amazing house”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Fredrick Stanton knew how to live. A rich cotton grower, he spared no expense to build this house. Unfortunately, he died shortly after the house was completed.

High ceilings, huge rooms, he built to impress.

Visited April 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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“Nice Home, Poor Tour Guide”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Southern antebellum homes are fun and interesting, indeed, even though by the time you see 3 of them, you realize that they are all virtually the same home: built at the same time, with the same floor plan, decorated in the same general taste............actually, antebellum southern homes are little more than glorified shotgun houses.
However, even a glorified shotgun house that you've seen the likes of before can still be made fascinating and fun by a good tour guide. The tour guide that we had at Stanton Hall wore a southern belle style hoop skirt, but her manner was far from southern hospitality. She spit out her facts in rapid fire in a tone that barely masked her deep boredom. She even went so far as to give a shrug of the shoulders as an answer to a guest when she didn't know the answer to her question. This is the reason that I gave Stanton Hall an average rating.

Visited April 2013
Thank Lisa M
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