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Longwood, Natchez

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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.
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  • An unfinished antebellum plantation that has set mostly empty since the Civil War—something different in the usual tour of POSH plantation homes. A knowledgeable guide made the tour specil 
    An unfinished antebellum plantation that has set mostly empty since the Civil War—something different in the usual tour of POSH plantation homes. A knowledgeable guide made the tour specil  more »
  • Others say they wished it had been completed, but even though it wasn’t, it still gives a great insight to these homes, and how they were constructed. Nice visit. 
    Others say they wished it had been completed, but even though it wasn’t, it still gives a great insight to these homes, and how they were constructed. Nice visit.  more »
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  • At first I was skeptical, I was afraid that the money was wasted. After touring the house and telling the whole story by a local guide, I realized it was worth a visit. The story itself and the house itself shows you a picture of how it all once looked in history. The park around house is beautiful and good for walking.
  • Amazing property design and well preserved. The story to the home is fascinating. Longwood would have certainly been one of the most beautiful antebellum homes except for its incompleteness. It was remarkable sewing the items that were never installed, covered in dust and wear from the weather. The only issue keeping me from providing 5 stars was the guide was hurried -although- thorough!

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