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140 Lower Woodville Road, Natchez, MS 39120, USA

Longwood provides visitors with eloquent testimony to the devastating impact of the Civil War on the cotton economy of the American South. The tragic story of the hardships of the family who lived there, "reared in the lap of luxury and reduced to poverty, " has all the tragedy and pathos of Gone With the Wind but with a double reverse twist. First, it is true. Second, the family that lost everything was loyal to the Union. Work on the house, begun in 1860, stopped after the war was declared in 1861. The Northern workmen made their way through the blockade that was put on the South and home to Philadelphia, leaving their tools on the workbench where they now remain.


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From I-120 at Vicksburg turn south on Highway 61; go approximately 75 miles to Natchez. From I-55 at Brookhaven turn west on Highway 84; go approximately 60 miles to Natchez.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop.

Regular Events

Spring and fall pilgrimages; call for dates.

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Admission Fee

Adults $10.00, children and seniors $5.00, children under 6 free. Group rates are available.


Tours: Daily, 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.; last tour at 4:00 P.M.



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