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Longwood, Natchez

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Historic Site Landmark
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 a very impressive and interesting home. Although unfinished it really gives you a great idea of the workmanship and wealth that existed.  more »
  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the plantation mansion. Although it was pretty expensive... 18 a person. Didn't think it was worth that much. Friendly courteous staff. Out favorite plantation home in...  more »
  • The originality of this House and the story that goes with it allow to understand the time and imagine the lives of the owners. This Oriental home is also very atypical in its architecture and design. The tour is very complete and worth of anecdotes.
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  • 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!
  • One of my favorite of all of the Natchez houses. Don't miss the cemetery located close to the house.
  • The house is simply beautiful and so full of history.
  • Great tour guide, a fascinating home, and a really interesting history.
  • Although unfinished, this is a beautiful home. Great tour of the home to learn about it's history.

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