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“The grandest home of our visit”
Review of Stanton Hall

Stanton Hall
Ranked #7 of 51 things to do in Natchez
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Owner description: 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.
North Aurora, Illinois
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175 reviews
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“The grandest home of our visit”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

This home is immense! It is amazing the homes the plantation owners built prior to the civil war. This home is spectacular and very knowledgeable tour guides. Put this one on the list.

Visited November 2013
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Eagle, Nebraska
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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“Outstanding House and grounds”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

The tour of this beautiful antebellum home was outstanding. We are interested in history and antebellum homes as this is all we visit when in Natchez and Louisiana. Been to Staunton twice and plan on more visits. The furnishings and knowledge of the tour guides was outstanding.

Visited April 2013
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Marysville, Ohio
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632 reviews
353 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Worthwhile”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Very nice, well preserved home. First and second floors available for touring. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Swimming pool seems out of place behind house.

Visited October 2013
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Forsyth, Missouri
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12 reviews
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“Top-Notch”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The furnishing were exquisite. Elegant carpets and draperies. I think it's great when something that old is maintained so future generations can see first hand what living in the South prior to the Civil War was all about with the rich and famous.

Visited October 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Impressive Home”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

We toured quite a few really interesting homes during the recent Fall Pilgrimmage; this one, that is a full-time museum, was the biggest and most impressive. It is a classic representation of a grand Southern mansion. The grounds are beautiful, as well.

Visited October 2013
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