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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341
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Construction on this architectural gem, the largest octagonal house in the...

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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Amazing Site that you Must Visit in Natchez!

We were "blown away" by this architectural wonder that was never finished... the story of the mansion is definitely worth hearing and seeing for yourself! It is a very unique and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Anita P
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Harvest, Alabama, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Longwood is a beautiful home. I would have loved to have seen it finished. The Civil War broke out during the building of it so the workers took off to join the war thinking it would be over soon and they would get back to work. The only part of the home finished is the basement. You can't take any... More 

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Harvest, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were "blown away" by this architectural wonder that was never finished... the story of the mansion is definitely worth hearing and seeing for yourself! It is a very unique and interesting site especially for the time period as well as the fact it has lasted this long being "incomplete"! The basement/ground floor is fully furnished with the original owners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this mansion is worth visiting if you have time - this a prominent 1800s business man's dream house that never was completed

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This home is so unique- it offers a glimpse into how antebellum homes were built (it was never furnished) and the architecture itself is so cool. The tour guide (Danny I believe) provided us with so much information about the owners and how this home had gone from being vacant to a Natchez must see. The home is still as... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Natchez because I had loved the description of the city from an author I enjoy reading. We were not disappointed and found that we loved the city for its charm and all the great pre-Civil War mansions that dot the city. We had planned on skipping the Longwood because it wasn't finished, and by the way never... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was raining New Years eve day so we took a tour of Longwood. What a great story. It becomes more fascinating to me the more I think of it. The house is really cool and huge. What a dreamer he was. Tour guide and staff was a little bland and not overly friendly, but the tour was good.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour, super guide with detailed history. The grounds were nice to tour. House decorated for the holidays.

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Stockholm County, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the family who built, but never finished, this house came to life through our guide. The guided tour took an hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide at Longwood was so good. We went away feeling that we knew the family that built and lived in this house but also we had a good grip on the Civil War in Natchez.

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McAlester, OK, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have toured several antebellum homes include Monticello, but this has to be one of the best ever. It is a fantastic story and you just have see it to believe it. Having lost a fortune I can relate to this tragic story.

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