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“Frozen In Time”
Review of Longwood

Longwood
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in Natchez
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Lebanon, Tennessee
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Frozen In Time”
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Longwood is a house frozen in time. Workers stopped work when the Civil War was declared. Only the basement was finished. The house looks as it did when the workers layed down their tools and walked away. It was a great tour.

Visited April 2012
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Cape Canaveral
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8 attraction reviews
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“Longwood”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Very interesting architecture and family history. Wife and mother lived in the finished basement with 8 children. Top floors were unfinished when husband was killed in the war.

Visited April 2012
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Michigan
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35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Unique historic home”
Reviewed 15 April 2012

Two different people in town recommended that we visit Longwood...spontaneous recommendation while chatting. Worth seeing.

Visited April 2012
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Illinois
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place.”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Only had part of a day in Natchez and decided after visiting Rosalie that we would also stop here. The drive up the lane and first seeing the house thru the trees is amazing. We did take the tour and enjoyed it very much, even the kids.

Visited April 2012
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Mondovi, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Longwood, the unfinished octagon”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

This is the largest octagon house in the country and though unfinished, is really impressive and unique.

Visited April 2012
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