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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Must see while in Natchez. Very interesting tour. Alot of history in this house and very... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Joni S
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Interesting Architecture

The history of this house is an interesting story. Of all the house's that I have visited in... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
hoef972
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Manhattan, Kansas
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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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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Must see while in Natchez. Very interesting tour. Alot of history in this house and very interesting to see

Thank Joni S
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The history of this house is an interesting story. Of all the house's that I have visited in Natchez, this one is tops.

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

If you have the love of history this is a must see!!! It's like you walk back in time and see just what it was like to build a house like this!!! I have never seen something awesome as this. You get to see the...More

Thank Josh H
Reviewed 24 October 2016

What's cool about Longwood is the story behind it. The docent was more interested in talking to me about why I chose the B&B I did because he owned one that guiding the tour. If you're in Natchez, you should go.It's kind of a "must...More

Thank WhereverYouleadme
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

WOW what a story and what a house. A must see when visiting Natchez. You visit plenty of beautifully turned out and perfectly preserved antebellum houses in the south...visit the one that is the perfectly unfinished Civil War time capsule. Great pics to be had,...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Longwood is my favorite home in Natchez, Ms. There is so much history in this home. This home could easily been the grandest in Natchez but due to the war was never completed. I love going into the incomplete areas and picturing what the home...More

Thank hnw1013
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

While this is a little pricey for what you get, it is a rather interesting tour. This house was started by a very unlucky family in 1860. The war came and the workers left and the husband dies leaving the family to live in the...More

Thank ignatsz
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Since Longwood was never completed as envisioned, this is a fascinating property: the contrast between the finished "basement" and the unfinished floors above illustrate the time period better than if the entire structure had been miraculously preserved in its intended glory.

Thank bilbeach
Reviewed 19 October 2016

World's largest octagonal home. The first two floors are as if the family still lives there. The upper floors are unfinished and looks to be in the middle of renovation. This is intentional, as it's the way the owners left it. The men of the...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Don't miss it. Haller Nutt was a man ahead of his time along with the architect. Read about this place before visiting. A local told me this was was the first house to be designed with a water system having copper tubing that would be...More

Thank ajkidd
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Caleb W
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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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Glenda B
9 October 2016|
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Response from jamescollenette | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open on Sundays, with the last tour starting at 4.30. It's a long walk from central Natchez so most people arrive by car.
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