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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Very interesting place

This is one of the most fascinating places that I've ever visited. From the outside, Longwood... read more

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Brooklet425
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Austin, Texas
Unique weirdness

Becoming rich and powerful doesn't necessarily solve ego issues, nor imparts common sense. (No... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
dan_pub1
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Dania Beach, Florida
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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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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341
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Reviewed yesterday

This is one of the most fascinating places that I've ever visited. From the outside, Longwood appears to be a massive mansion, but the inside tells a different story. The house began construction before the Civil War started, and that construction stopped with the start...More

Thank Brooklet425
Reviewed 4 days ago

Becoming rich and powerful doesn't necessarily solve ego issues, nor imparts common sense. (No relation to any current celebrities, erm). This house is an interesting demonstration of what too much money, too much ego, and not enough common sense can create. It's weird, crazy, unique....More

Thank dan_pub1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some folks say this is the Mansion to see if you visit Natchez. Well, that's true unless you are staying at the Choctaw Hall -it is far more impressive. What is interesting about Longwood is that it is the largest octagonal shaped home in the...More

Thank Neill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed the tour. Although the guide we had was not very interesting but knowledgeable. Would recommend seeing this during your stay in Natchez. It's truly worthwhile.

Thank jmlohr14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Longwood tells a different story and is a worthwhile stop in Natchez for history buffs and lovers of architecture.

Thank Jacqui O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A history lesson with a lot to see. Definitely not boring. Could do it again. Longwood is perhaps the best choice if you have limited time and must chose one antebellum.

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 13 November 2017 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 12 November 2017 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
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katnviv222
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.
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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
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nanak4
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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