Longwood
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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  • 2lowd
    Olive Branch, Mississippi99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing architecture!
    Beautiful home and craftsmanship was just unreal. American ingenuity at its finest. We enjoyed our tour- granted it was 98°. My only suggestion is if you want to walk around the grounds after touring the mansion - make sure you schedule it before the last tour of the day. It wasn’t a a problem for us because it was too hot anyways.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • colesays
    Colleyville, Texas145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting for adults and kids alike!
    Exceptional tour, even engaging for kids (which, by the way, are FREE!!). We had to keep an eye on the 2 year old, but our other 5 kids (ages 4-10) all enjoyed it. The tour was a great length - neither too long nor too short - and the guide did a great job of covering the history of the home in an organized, interesting way. Highly enjoyable, would definitely recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Jrafcb
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place
    Great house, even if the 2nd floor rests unfinished. Nice gardens around it, specially the lake area. Very nice staff. Seen from outside, the nicest Natchez house.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Savannah38372
    Savannah, Tennessee157 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly Interesting
    Incredibly interesting to see the unfinished areas. It is rare to get to see the craftmanship behind the walls in historic homes. We completely enjoyed the tour. We did feel a bit rushed during the tour, but it was the last one of the day. Despite that, we enjoyed the tour and very glad that we did it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • Kyle S
    Bridgeton, New Jersey959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfinished beauty
    Learned alot on our tour from the knowledgeable tour guide . This unfinished octagonal house is enormous and the unfinished state allow us to see the bones of the home designed for Mr Nutt. The nine finished rooms are beautiful. Recommend a visit.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 December 2023
  • Teressa G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best tour by far!
    My favorite tour by far! It is the perfect example of the effect of the war on the south. Lives changes instantly by forces beyond their control. The design is magnificent. I could have sat on the porch all day and looked at the oak trees with Spanish moss blowing in the wind. Our tour guide Jerry was very knowledgeable, hospitable and impressive. A must see on you trip!!!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2024
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CharlaineMarie
Easton, MD33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Don't miss this house it is unbelievable. Our tour guide was fabulous full of information about the Civil War and the home. This is a must if you were in the area.
Written 30 April 2024
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Teressa G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
My favorite tour by far! It is the perfect example of the effect of the war on the south. Lives changes instantly by forces beyond their control. The design is magnificent. I could have sat on the porch all day and looked at the oak trees with Spanish moss blowing in the wind. Our tour guide Jerry was very knowledgeable, hospitable and impressive. A must see on you trip!!!
Written 5 April 2024
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KD G
Minneapolis, MN49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We loved the tour and our tour guide, Irish.We learned a lot about the history of the building and the area. The setting is lovely.
Written 28 March 2024
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Curious48644323863
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fascinating place and architecture. The family history, very good. the guides are very knowledgable and we learned a lot
Written 11 March 2024
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Jim M
Canisteo, New York, United States2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The architecture and size were impressive. Unfortunately the docent sped through the tour which included five people. Often while we stopped in a room to view objects or read display posters she would ramble on to the next room continuing her non-stop dialogue.
Certainly not worth the $25/per person charge.
Written 27 February 2024
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Kyle S
Bridgeton, NJ959 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Learned alot on our tour from the knowledgeable tour guide . This unfinished octagonal house is enormous and the unfinished state allow us to see the bones of the home designed for Mr Nutt. The nine finished rooms are beautiful.
Recommend a visit.
Written 31 December 2023
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Lisa T
Spring Hill, TN9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I love this property. So ahead of its time. Wanted to share with friends ! The grounds are lovely. The story of how the craftsmen left and their tools remained in beginnings of Civil war are touching.
Written 4 November 2023
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TinaPaterson27
Lower Hutt, New Zealand41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A great visit. Tour guide was excellent - took time sharing stories of the family and made it enjoyable and interesting.
Written 25 October 2023
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Savannah38372
Savannah, TN157 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Incredibly interesting to see the unfinished areas. It is rare to get to see the craftmanship behind the walls in historic homes. We completely enjoyed the tour. We did feel a bit rushed during the tour, but it was the last one of the day. Despite that, we enjoyed the tour and very glad that we did it.
Written 12 October 2023
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Voyage14016846410
18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Very interesting history of the family and building of this historic antebellum octagonal mansion…only the “basement”
was ever completed..but has original furniture, mirrors, etc….interesting to see the upper stories that were never completed…
Written 20 September 2023
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