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“Grand Home”
Review of Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall
Ranked #7 of 50 things to do in Natchez
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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.
Spring, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Grand Home”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

The tour of this home is not very long & pictures are not allowed inside, even without a flash, which I don't understand. Nothing there is all that rare. The attached restaurant is very nice for lunch. Overall, recommended.

Visited September 2013
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Tyler, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
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“It's impressive”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had time to tour only two homes in Natchez (the other being Longwood). Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting. She was careful to differentiate the furnishings which were original to the first family and those which were "period" pieces, which I appreciated. The home is truly magnificent and its history (family home, girls school, B&B, etc.) interesting.

We ate lunch at the Carriage House on the grounds based on other Tripadvisor reviews. However we went on Sunday at lunch, which was a buffet, and we were not all that impressed. The fried chicken was not particularly well-seasoned, but it was perfectly cooked. The dollar biscuits were good and the chicken salad was very tasty. The rest of it was just kind of okay. And we were very disappointed in the desserts. I specifically questioned our server about whether or not the banana pudding was "house-made." She said it was, although the chocolate cake was made off-premises. So I had the pudding. If it was house-made, it tasted like it came out of a can. And my husband left half his cake and ice cream. So be choosy!

There was a silver shop (mostly flatware and serving pieces, not jewelry) on the premises, for those who are interested in that type of shopping.

Visited October 2013
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Sacramento, California
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170 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“One of the best tours of the Fall Festival”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved our tour at Stanton Hall. One of six homes we toured during the Fall Festival. Our tour guide was very informative. No pictures are allowed inside any of the homes including this one ~ except Melrose. Gorgeous home and interiors. They also have a cute gift shop. Nice place to eat on the grounds as well. Within walking distance of other homes in the Historic district.

Visited September 2013
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Madison, Tennessee
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“Grandest of all”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Wow, what a home. This is the most beautiful of all the homes we toured in Natchez. I suggest if you have only time to tour one home, let it be this one. My words can not describe how magnificent this antebellum home is. You gotta see it.

Visited August 2013
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Starkville, Mississippi
1 review
“That's the tour??”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Beautiful home and furnishings. Expected much more than the very simple, 30 minute tour seeing as how this is a 5-story (they count the basement when they tout that) home that takes up an entire block. Guide was very informative. Just not worth the $12 for such a short tour.

Visited August 2013
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