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Address: 140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
Phone Number: +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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The architecture in this house is amazing. Though unfinished, you can imagine the house it could have been. Owned by the national park service, it will never be finished but I... read more

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Houma, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The architecture in this house is amazing. Though unfinished, you can imagine the house it could have been. Owned by the national park service, it will never be finished but I wish it could have been.

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Lanark, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Listen carefully to the tour guides; they are very helpful! Nice selection of books and other goods to purchase at the home's store. Very interesting, especially the first floor where you can see a lot of unfinished work! This is a must-see in Natchez

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is more of an architectural wonder than an beautifully decorated and furnished mansion. Longwood, also known as Nutt's Folly, is known for being the largest octagonal home in the US. There are at least five levels, of which only the first is furnished, but not impressively. The family was never able to furnish or finish the home because they... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This one is one that needs to be seen just because of the differences in it and the others and also the story.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Longwood is, perhaps, the most peculiar historic home in Natchez. Its ambition is impressive and the drama of it being unfinished is something else. The lower level (which is finished) is nice. The rest of the house you can see as a living architectural blueprint. The guide was great and very kind as he offered to give me a ride... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see. If you visit any home please take this tour. So much history and use your imagination since it was never completed. Like time stood still.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

beautiful home and great tour guide and beautiful grounds. want to go back for christmas. natchez is darling.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is expensive($18 pp) but is a must see. You must realize that most of the mansion is not completed due to the war and ran out of $$$$. The guide(Ray) did an excellent job. To hear the family history and see the construction of the mansion is very interesting. largest octagonal home in the country.. The furnishings are only... More 

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Prentiss, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My visit to Longwood is one I have been wanting to make for years. My wife and I were not disappointed. The tour was detailed and entirely interesting and the tour guide was a very knowledgable and entertaining. The only thing prohibiting a perfect score was a momentary overlap of seperate tour groups. Overall, it was a good experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous plantation history and story. You would never know that only the basement is finished. A must see!

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