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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120-4412
+1 318-537-4341
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Architectural Tour de Force

What a great attraction. This unfinished antebellum mansion comes with a great story and really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phillip K
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Lackluster guided tour

Our tour guide was not very experienced. He was apologetic from the beginning saying he would... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sket101
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (257 reviews)
“basement floor” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
140 Lower Woodville Rd, Natchez, MS 39120-4412
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+1 318-537-4341
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"civil war"
in 257 reviews
"the upper floors"
in 35 reviews
"basement floor"
in 16 reviews
"true blood"
in 14 reviews
"unique home"
in 15 reviews
"left unfinished"
in 12 reviews
"family cemetery"
in 23 reviews
"bottom floor"
in 24 reviews
"first floor"
in 50 reviews
"tour guide"
in 69 reviews
"one of a kind"
in 25 reviews
"square feet"
in 19 reviews
"plantation house"
in 19 reviews
"interesting history"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 21 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 14 reviews
"great tour"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great attraction. This unfinished antebellum mansion comes with a great story and really interesting architecture. Construction of Longwood was interrupted during the Civil War so that only the basement was finished. And it is beautiful. The remaining floors are preserved for all time...More

Thank Phillip K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our tour guide was not very experienced. He was apologetic from the beginning saying he would probably not be able to answer our questions. He gave out the basic information and was thrown off by the other groups not leaving the rooms when they should...More

Thank sket101
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not enjoy Longwood as much as Magnolia Hall and Rosalie, though to be fair, I saw Longwood before the other two, and likely got better at asking questions as the Natchez visit progressed. I went on the final tour on a Sunday, the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this house had incredible potential. the dream was there, the finances were there, the plans were there....the Civil War showed up and ended the dream. Beautiful home. beautiful grounds. the plans and ideas were amazing. Hand making EVERY brick on site is astounding. it's a...More

Thank slas86
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So this is a very unique home due to the octagonal shape, and certainly provides nice photos from the outside, but be warned that the inside is not fully furnished (only the ground floor is), so relative to the other houses in the area to...More

Thank Adrian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This house wasn’t on our to-do list till a tour guide suggested it. It’s by far the most interesting house that pre-dates the civil war period. Great gardens as well. Do t miss it.

Thank Chelenb33
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IT's a great story. The basement is beautifully furnished as when it was lived in. The home never got completed but the tour paints a picture of exactly what it would have looked like. It's worth it to compare and contrast to the other homes...More

Thank hqueeniew
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient tour times, small tour groups, knowledgeable tour guide! This home was never completed due to the entrance of the Civil War. Tour other antebellum homes in the area along with Longwood to have a clearer picture of the time period.

Thank Rjbdaniel66
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

More than the nicely finished properties, this nicely designed mansion tells a story hoe the civil war changed everything in Natchez. Pitty only ground and first floor are open - would have loved to explore more of the house.

Thank Sebastiaan_family
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to visit Longwood during your Natchez adventures. The bitter-sweet story of this massive mansion will provide a heart-wrenching perspective on the Civil War's human impact; and the innovative visions for the unfinished architecture's design will both amuse and inspire.

Thank Clare C
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katnviv222
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.
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Caleb W
18 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
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nanak4
23 October 2016|
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Response from CarlNewhouse | Reviewed this property |
$18.00 on site. Worth it!
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