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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Unique house. Unique story

Largest octagonal house in US. Story has pathos as construction was halted for the civil war and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
Gallatin, Tennessee, USA
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Interesting tour

The tour was fascinating - worth the price. I learned a lot about the original family and some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Largest octagonal house in US. Story has pathos as construction was halted for the civil war and never resumed. The tour was informative and the house itself impressive

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was fascinating - worth the price. I learned a lot about the original family and some civil war history too.

Thank Expat_Visitor2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far my favorite place we visited in Natchez. For something that's unfinished it leaves so much for the imagination. It's a tragic story of death and family struggles that ultimately left this marvelous home unfinished and trapped in time. The grounds alone...More

Thank Jared M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Longwood is very, very interesting. Definitely put this on your must see list!! The story of Longwood is remarkable and the grounds are lovely.

Thank Rina D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a knowledgeable and animated tour guide/ docent. Gro there late for final tour of the day, and lighting was lovely, with no crowds to cope with. Plan for a 45 to 60 minute tour if you arrive in time to get the tours...More

Thank 550TLW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! This was an amazing home design. It’s just so sad that it was never finished. This home would make an awesome restaurant or bed and breakfast. I see so much lost potential. The day we toured the home was during some kind of festival...More

Thank denisegdavid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Octagonal house that was never finished. Very interesting to see the progress and hear the story of a house (32000 SF) that was started in 1850 and never finished.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfinished oriental style historic home. The one place i would have gone if I could only see one place in Natchez. Soo worth it.

Thank Westea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my most favorite plantation home that I visited in Natchez. The home was built and construction stopped due to the war. The family lived in the completed basement. You can tour the basement and the floor above to see how the owner was...More

Thank tiaradreams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the price may seem a lil high, your entry fee helps keep this home/museum 'alive'. What an experience we had!!

Thank TnPuddy
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29 July 2017|
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Response from James W | Property representative |
Around 40 minutes. All tours of the house are guided but you are free to wander the grounds at your leisure.
Caleb W
19 January 2017|
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Response from Anita P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need an advance reservation. However, for the tours, I believe they run every 1/2 hour. If you will check in at the visitor center (on the ground floor), they will advise you. Don't miss the tour, for... More
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!