Located on the Mississippi River bluff near the site of the massacre of the Natchez Indians, now a National Historic Landmark, this home was a Union headquarters during the Civil War.
LONGWOOD c. 1860-1861
- Year-Round tours begin every 30 minutes. Tourists may arrive anytime between the first tour at 9:00 AM and the last tour at 3:00 PM.
- Adult Ages 18 & Older
- Youth Ages 13-17
- Child Ages 12 & under
Come explore the largest octagonal Mansion in America and learn about the events that halted its construction. It’s a fascinating house full of unique history. The Largest octagonal home remaining in America, Longwood is a superb example of the mid-nineteenth century “villa in the oriental style.” Construction halted when the Civil War began, causing artisans to leave behind their tools, paint brushes, and lovely Longwood, never to be brought to completion. Longwood is a “must see” for every visitor as it has a history unlike any other in the area. Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1969, Longwood is owned and beautifully maintained by The Pilgrimage Garden Club.
- The largest octagonal house in America
- Construction was halted by the Civil War
- Original furnishings and tools still intact
- Beautiful walking grounds
- National Historic Landmark
- Owned and beautifully maintained by The Pilgrimage Garden Club