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 .
This is the dream that never came true, but not for want of trying. An entertaining story of romance, tragedy, trauma and grace. The magnificent octagonal house was never finished - the civil war inte... more »
We did not visit too many houses in the Natchez area, but have done many home tours and this is one of the most unique for sure. The history of the house and dressed up docents seems to put this tour ... more »
Longwood has a bittersweet story, and you need to hear it. No visit to Natchez is complete without paying a visit here. We visited 2/22/19. Admission was $18 per adult. Our tour guide was informative and friendly. The grounds were beautiful- the huge trees with Spanish moss and the first blooms of early spring were captivating. After the tour look on the front walk at the handmade bricks for fingerprints of the slaves who made them and pause to connect with a period of history. You don’t want to miss this treasure of a place.
A beautiful example of creative and unique southern architecture. This place was suddenly abandoned due to the civil war, leaving the home spectacular, but unfinished. Very interesting story and well worth the visit.
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