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Address: 401 High St, Natchez, MS 39120-3226
Phone Number: +1 601-442-6282
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N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on...

N 1858, Frederick Stanton built the home of his dreams for his family on his new property - an entire city block of Natchez, Mississippi. The city block cost about $1,550. The house cost over $83,000 before it was even furnished. Carrera Marble, mahogany doors 2 1/2 inches thick, candeliers from France, and Italian statuary appointed the interior. Huge Corinthian columns and granite steps adorned the facade.

Stanton came to America with his brothers in 1815. He made a fortune as a cotton broker, then as owner of more than 16,000 acres of cotton plantations. Ironically, he lived only one month after his dream home was finished.

...Now

inside view of the Carriage House Restaurant

Stanton Hall housed a college for young ladies for a short time, then fell into dissarray to some extent before the Pilgrimage Garden Club renewed the antebellum mansion to much of its former glory. It stands today, filled with original and like antique furnishings as Frederick originally created it, a showcase for the world to see.

Daily tours are given of the home, and during Spring and Fall Pilgrimages hostesses dress in antebellum costume to greet the throngs of visitors. After the tour, many stop to have lunch at the adjacent Carriage House Restaurant, which is nationally famous for its fine Southern cuisine.

Stanton Hall is listed as an official National Historic Landmark.

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Excellent tour and property. Exquisite collection of chandeliers from the antebellum era. It is truly majestic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent tour and property. Exquisite collection of chandeliers from the antebellum era. It is truly majestic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very beautiful mansion, perhaps, my favorite in Natchez. Its architecture is so intricate, lovely, so it creates an impression of it floating in the air. Inside it is also very impressive. The tour guide was pretty good even as tour was not long. I also went to the Carriage house next door for the brunch, which was good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our river cruise stopped in the beautiful city of Natchez, Mississippi. Natchez is well kept with a lot of Southern Flair, all the plantations to see and enjoy. The town is named for the Natchez Indian tribe, who settled the grounds around Natchez. So many plantations, We decided to visit Stanton Hall, the grounds are so beautiful. It is named... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Natchez has an interesting Civil War history and retains an old world charm despite fading a little as the cotton industry on which its former wealth was based, deteriorated. The wonderful mansions of the town and its lovely river walk are reflected well in a walk through beautiful Stanton Hall's gardens. Our guide, dressed in Southern belle style obliged us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see! Those who saved this house should be congratulated. The home is wonderful and the restoration a labor of love . Our tour guide was remarkable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed the staff and tour. The tour guide was charming, knowledgable, and a Natchez native. Her stories of the Stanton family were fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of this home. Beautiful architecture and typical furnishings for the time period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to go if you want to see how the other half lived in the 1800's. The inside is very grand the docent very informative and made the tour interesting The grounds are beautiful the outside of house needs some repairs done no pictures or cellphone pic allowed problem is they have no books or videos to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As elegant as the interior of Stanton Hall is, the exterior and grounds were in my opinion even more spectacular. We loved the old growth and beautiful wrought iron fences surrounding the mansion. We visited Stanton Hall right after touring Longwood, and so my feelings about our house tour are colored by the tremendous and well informed tour guide who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Amazing elligance. the history of the place is interesting. This is the crowning point of how the upper 1% lived. Such eligance.

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