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Longwood, Natchez

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Longwood by using our Natchez tour itinerary planning website .
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  • It is listed quite clearly on their website that the plantation closes at 5 and the last tour starts at 4:30. We arrived at 2:55 to find a small sign on the gate saying it closed at 3pm and were turne...  more »
  • We had a great guide who told us many interesting facts about the history of Longwood. We couldn't visit the bottom floor where the family had lived because of recent flooding. The unfinished 5 upper ...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Longwood. The docent was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions without hesitation. The architecture of this home is very unique! Definitely worth stopp...  more »
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  • I enjoyed an informative tour of Longwood Civil War era house. The Longwood house was never finished because of events that led to the Civil War. The house is also unique because of its immense size and unfinished multi-story design, very unique when compared to other plantation-style homes in the Natchez area. The tour explains the sad story of the family that lived there , the loss of a dream and family member and the struggle for survival. The home and tour are unique and well worth the time spent to visit. Guests can explore the grounds after the tour.
  • Very nice mansion, but the host was kind of limited in her answers. Most of the talk is about the family for whish I have no interest. We still learn about the manners of this time. The park is also very beautiful.
  • Being able to see what is behind the finished walls of many area mansions was fascinating! Since only the first floor was completed, the brick walls are exposed from the second floor up. Many ingenious architectural details were planned for this house: such as sliding pocket shutters! The lower floors are 10,000 feet each. And the girls bedroom floor with sitting rooms and huge closets ... to die for!
  • Lovely peek into the rich history of the south and the Civil War
  • Beautiful house, the downstairs is finished but the upstairs is not, which is amazing to see behind the walls, nice tour guides, small cemetery on grounds.

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