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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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Fantastic architecture

I love this house. This was our second time seeing it. It was freezing, so that was tough. So don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
emily0463
A look back in time...

Wonderful experience with this historic home, lots of history and a wonderful tour guide to let you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bwinter56
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
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+1 318-537-4341
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this house. This was our second time seeing it. It was freezing, so that was tough. So don't go when it is cold. Our guide on the 26th wa not very good. She would not let us ask questions when we had one,...More

1  Thank emily0463
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful experience with this historic home, lots of history and a wonderful tour guide to let you know the full experience of this home.

Thank bwinter56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely home and fascinating story. Guided tour provided good information abt the family. Guests are able to walk up to the second floor and view the unfinished levels of the home. Nice grounds. Gift shop had a good selection of merchandise.

Thank 75NorthernGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This home, of which only the lower floor is furnished, has a very interesting history. We very much enjoyed the tour.

Thank 607,615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are many beautiful large mansions to see in Natchez, this one is unique because only the basement floor was finished living space, during the Civil War and afterward, but the exterior of the multiple stories was finished before war broke out. The upper...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a cool house. Of note, the main basement floor the family occupied is wheelchair accessible, but there is no elevator access to the main floor unless the person can stand to walk a few stairs. The furnishings and story of how the house...More

Thank Firegirl834
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Any visit to Natchez should include a visit to Longwood - the largest octagonal house in America. Built at the start of the civil war, the lower floor was finished but the upper floors were not. The tour includes the history of the area, the...More

1  Thank JHChicago2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This home has very unusual architecture throughout the museum. The history is particular interesting. A visit to Natchez has to include this!

Thank fooded
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story is well-known or you would not visit---a wealthy man starts to build the home of his dreams for his family only to have the artisans leave the work site when the war begins.There the house remained, frozen in time. The house would have...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Brooklet425
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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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