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140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120
+1 318-537-4341
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In awe at what this family went through!

The history of Longwood is really something special and sad at the same time. Such a spectacular... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Albany, Mississippi
Very interesting history to this suburban retreat

This home was highly recommended by the locals. Only the ground floor of this 30,000 sq. ft. home... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Greenwell Springs
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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
+1 318-537-4341
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The history of Longwood is really something special and sad at the same time. Such a spectacular home and history!

Thank teresadoyle1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This home was highly recommended by the locals. Only the ground floor of this 30,000 sq. ft. home was completed before the cotton plantation owner died. He left behind a strong willed wife to raise the kids in a post civil war time period on...More

Thank 56strat
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very interesting home. The history is truly amazing. Thankfully we read a lot about it before hand and had to do more research when we left. I understand many tour guides may be volunteers, but they really need to know what they...More

Thank AV_2006
Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't ruin the story of this property if you choose to go. I found the property to be interesting but not worth the cost to tour. It's not quite a ruin you might tour in the ancient world and not finished enough to be...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful unfinished mansion with an interesting history. Our tour guide, Cindy?, did a great job and was very nice. We only had time to visit three homes during our short stay in Natchez. I'm glad we chose Longwood.. definitely a must-see.

Thank michellensteveg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great mansion to visit to see an unfinished Antebellum Home and see how it was being constructed at the time of the Civil War. Great tour.

Thank Scottyrn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unique as it was never completely finished by the carpenters who were highly skilled brought in from the north by the owner. When war was declared in April of 1861 the workers laid down their tools and left to join the union...More

Thank Howard P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by the visitor center to get some ideas of which homes to visit. They recommended Longwood as a must see. We were very pleased with our tour. Our guide gave us many interesting facts and he was super nice. The house is amazing....More

Thank Wallace C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You truly feel the presence of the Blue & Grey as you tour this fabled and iconic plantation mansion. Our guide did an excellent job of making us share the heartache of the family as it continued to live in the unfinished house for 50+...More

Thank Motherroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we arrived in the afternoon in Natchez from our trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway, we really had time to visit/tour only one of the homes, so we decided on Longwood, as it seemed unique. As we are from the Philadelphia area, we were...More

Thank GreenUnicorn
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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.
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
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!