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Longwood, Natchez

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Historic Site
The largest octagonal mansion in the United States, Longwood, was never fully completed. Admire the exterior, which was designed by Samuel Sloan as an Oriental villa with a Byzantine-style dome. The first floor's opulent rooms were restored to reflect their antebellum beginnings. You also can explore the unfinished second floor and basement. The first floor often hosts events, such as weddings and conventions, so check in advance to make sure the mansion is open to the public during your visit. If you book a tour package that includes Stanton Hall, you'll have the chance to see two Mississippi landmarks followed by some fine dining at Stanton Hall's Carriage House restaurant. Use our Natchez vacation builder to add Longwood and other attractions to your Natchez vacation plans.
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  • This is the largest octagon house in the US. While the main floors are not finished nor furnished, one can still see the majesty and grand vision for this house. It was particularly interesting to me ...  more »
  • Longwood is by far the most unique home we have ever toured. Our tour guide Esther was fantastic! We were able to tour the basement as well as the unfinished floors.  more »
  • A very pretty and unusual octagonal house with a story, worth a visit and great photo ops, garden club operates so it is a good cause to visit.  more »
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  • This was by far my favorite home to tour. Full of original furnishings, not just period pieces. This place is huge, but really only one finished floor, and a floor of unfinished dreams are on display. I would love to see the remaining four unfinished floors, just as rough as they were left. There are many homes to see along the Mississippi, this is my new favorite, and will be visited again.
  • Gorgeous! Somebody posted a review complaining they could only see 2 of the 6 floors. That's because the HOUSE WAS NEVER FINISHED! There are ONLY TWO LEVELS on which you can go. After many trips to Longwood I was thrilled the second floor had been planked. We were able to walk around nearly the entire 2nd floor! We learned more about the plans than we had in previous tours. Of all the homes in Natchez, this one still contains highly personal items from original owners. Loved the portrait of Mr. Butt's "assistant" - one of only 2 existing portraits of "house slaves" known to exist in the state. Our guide said he was know as "Uncle Freddie" to the children, suggesting he was likely Mr. Butt's half brother. Great tour!
  • I"m glad you guys enjoyed visiting Longwood. It made me very happy reading all the reviews. My great great great grandfather, Dr. Haller Nutt, would be very ecstatic!
  • I'm 16 years old and had a great time. If you enjoy history this is definitely a great place to stop.
  • Very interesting place. It's a shame you can't take interior photos. (This was the policy at all of the mansions).