Houses Open Year-Round

Natchez is fortunate to have the great number of historic structures that remained untouched during the plight of the South.

History in Natchez is not just a word, or something you read about in books. Here, history lives. You’ve come to the right place to see many, many historic homes.

It lives in our traditions, our heritage – and it lives the structures that line our city streets. We invite you to experience this history first hand as you explore some of the most well preserved and architecturally stunning historic homes in the American South. Natchez is fortunate to have the great number of historic structures that remained untouched during the plight of the South. There are 1,000 plus structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and about a dozen of those are actually designated as National Historic Landmarks.

The houses listed below are avaliable for touring throughout the year so pack your bags and head on over for an unforgettable experience in Natchez, Mississippi.

Be sure to contact the homes before arriving, as many of them have varying days and times they provide tours. You can also contact Visit Natchez at 800-647-6724 or email info@visitnatchez.org for more information.

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Auburn

400 Duncan Avenue
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-5981
Auburn is owned and operated by the City of Natchez. The historic home was bequeathed to the city, along with over 100 acres of land, by the heirs of Dr. Stephen Duncan, requiring that the surrounding acreage be used as a public park. Auburn is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily with the last tour of the day beginning at 2:30 p.m. For more information on this gem of the city, please visit their website.

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Brandon Hall Plantation

73 Natchez Trace Parkway
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 304-1040
Majestic Brandon Hall was formerly a large working cotton plantation located on the scenic Natchez Trace. The land on which Brandon Hall now stands first passed into private ownership as a royal grant from the Spanish King Carlos III in 1788. In 1809 the property was sold at public auction to William Lock Chew for the sum of $7,000. Chew constructed the first permanent dwelling consisting of a three room brick house about twenty by sixty feet, built sometime between 1809 and 1820. This structure still exists as the "basement" of the present house known as Brandon Hall. From 1914 until the present, Brandon Hall Plantation has had ten owners. In 1987, the home was completely renovated and restored perfectly duplicating the original construction. With the work that has been done, Brandon Hall Plantation will endure several more generations for visitors to enjoy a fascinating and glorious past.

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Burn, The

712 N. Union Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-1344
Built in 1834 to be the residence of John P. Walworth, a wealthy planter, merchant, banker, and politician, the Burn is the oldest documented Greek Revival residence in Natchez, Mississippi. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the Burn was built on a knoll to the north of the old town area of Natchez. The house is one-and-a-half-story Greek Revival double-pile central hall plan building built of frame construction upon a brick basement. It has a five bay east-facing façade with a pedimented portico supported by four fluted Doric columns.

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Dunleith

84 Homochitto Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-8500
Luxury is the best word to describe the ambience of Dunleith. The historic home is one of the city's premier antebellum homes and you'll feel richer than Scarlett when you step through the doorway. Dunleith is open for tours 7 days a week from 10 am to 3 pm every 30 minutes. Ticket prices are as follows: $7 for adults $6 for seniors and $4 for children.

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Hawthorne

138 Lower Woodville Road
Natchez, MS 39120
Hawthorne is the epitome of Federal Style architecture, but distinguished by the marked contrast between the small scale of its cottage-like exterior. This home has features that are unique to it and it's rooms and main hallway are surprisingly spacious. Hawthorne can be toured during Spring or Fall Pilgrimages.

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Lansdowne

17 Marshall Road
Natchez, MS 39120
Lansdowne is a modest Greek Revival style residence, a beautifully preserved document of mid-nineteenth-century taste in architecture and interior decoration. According to family tradition, Lansdowne was constructed in 1853 for George M. Marshall and his wife Charlotte, whose descendants still occupy the house today. The home is often available for tour during the Spring or Fall Pilgrimage seasons.

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Linden

1 Conner Circle
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 445-5472
The Conner/ Feltus Family has owned Linden, one of the oldest antebellum homes in Natchez, for six generations-one of the few remaining long-term family owned bed and breakfasts in the area. It is said that the design of the front door was the inspiration for Tara in Gone With The Wind. The main part of the house was built in 1790, with the east wing addition in 1818 and the west wing addition in 1849. Linden is open for tour Thursday-Saturday 11am -2:00 p.m.

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Longwood

140 Lower Woodville Road
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-5193
Longwood is the crown jewel of the historic properties of Natchez and can be toured seven days a week between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with the last tour available at 4:30. Longwood is a "must see" for every visitor as it has a history unlike any other in the area. Tickets are available through Natchez Pilgrimage Tours located in the Natchez Visitor Center.

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Magnolia Hall

215 S. Pearl Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-6672
Construction on Magnolia Hall is believed to have begun in 1858, as the residence of Thomas Henderson, a Natchez native who became a wealthy cotton broker and merchant. The house was built on the site of the Henderson family home, Pleasant Hill, which was moved one block south to free the lot for the grander, more modern home. The name of the house was inspired by the plaster magnolia blossoms incorporated into the design of the parlor ceiling centerpieces. It was restored by the Natchez Garden Club as a house museum and is operated by the club today.

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Melrose

1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-5790
One of 13 National Historic Landmarks in Natchez, Melrose is one of the best preserved and most significant historic sites in the entire South. The Greek Revival mansion was constructed circa 1845 for Pennsylvania native and Natchez attorney John T. McMurran. The home is operated by the Natchez National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, and open daily for tour. Tickets may be purchased at The Natchez Visitor Center or at the home.

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Monmouth Historic Inn

1358 John A. Quitman Boulevard
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-5852
Monmouth offers tours daily at 10 AM and 2 PM that last for approximately 1 hour. Tours may not be available if there is a special event or wedding taking place, so please call in advance to be certain that the tour is taking place at the designated time.

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Oak Hill Inn

409 S. Rankin Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-2500
Historic Oak Hill is located in the beautiful downtown garden district of Natchez, MS. This 1835 antebellum gem, built by William A. Beatty for his wife Elizabeth, was their residence as well as the place where they entertained their guests. This moss draped property boasts beautiful gardens and fountains that can be viewed from the back veranda and the sun room. In 1979, Oak Hill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2004, Donald McGlynn and Douglas Mauro purchased the historic home, with an eye toward maintaining the integrity of the house and restoring the landscaping. In 2005, Oak Hill was granted the Restoration Award by the Natchez Historical Foundation. Today, Oak Hill operates as one of the most highly rated inns in both the United States and the world.

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Rosalie

100 Orleans Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-5676
Rosalie is located on the Mississippi Bluff near the site of the Natchez Indians' massacre of the French at Fort Rosalie. Completed in 1823, the architectural design of the antebellum home became the prototype for later mansions in Natchez and across the South. The design is cubical in nature with two-story columns supporting both a front portico and a rear full-width gallery. It was the headquarters of the Union Army during the War Between the States. This National Historic Landmark is now owned by the Mississippi State Society DAR. Tours every hour 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Last tour begins at 4:00 p.m. Please call about holiday hours and arrangements for special tours.

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Stanton Hall

400 High Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-6282
When you first get a glimpse of Stanton Hall, it will boggle your mind to know that builder, Dr. Frederick Stanton, paid a mere $83,000 to build this opulent, Greek Revival style mansion, which occupies an entire city block. Dr. Stanton was an Irish immigrant and he'd originally named the house Belfast, for obvious reasons. In addition to being a family physician, Stanton was a wealthy planter and cotton merchant. The house was built in 1857 and is noted for its scale, outstanding marble mantles, and large pier mirrors that give the double parlors infinite appeal. For a brief time, the house was home to Stanton College for young ladies and the name was then changed to Stanton Hall. Today the house is owned and maintained by the Pilgrimage Garden Club. You can learn more about Stanton Hall when you take the tour, or as you pass by in a horse-drawn carriage tour. Please visit the website link above to learn more about the home and how to purchase tour tickets.

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House on Ellicott Hill, The

211 N. Canal Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 442-2011
The House on Ellicott Hill stands remarkably preserved on a perch where General Andrew Ellicott first raised the American Flag over Natchez on February 27th, 1797. The house has been well-maintained and is one of the earliest structures built in Natchez. It is open daily for tour and tickets may be purchased at the Natchez Visitor Center.

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Towers, The

801 Myrtle Avenue
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 446-6890
The Towers is a privately owned home and therefore requires that visitors desiring to tour the home call for an appointment. The owner has a retail business downtown, called The Towers Collection, but can be available to show her home any time during the day. For more information, please visit their website.

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William Johnson House, The

210 State Street
Natchez, MS 39120
P: (601) 445-5345
William Johnson was a free man of color in antebellum Natchez. He acquired several building in Natchez, approximately 2,000 acres of land south of town and he owned several slaves. He gained the respect of leading citizens of the time, some of whom he loaned money to, and local papers eulogized him after his untimely death. William Johnson kept a diary for almost sixteen years, from 1835 until his death in 1851. It is the lengthiest and most detailed personal narrative authored by an African American during the antebellum era in the United States. Johnson’s diary evolved into an extraordinary record of social, economic, and political life in his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, as seen through the eyes of a free man of color. Johnson covers everything from the mundane like Johnson’s search for a lost cow to the momentous such as former president Andrew Jackson’s visit to Natchez. The William Johnson House is part of the Natchez National Historic Park and run by the local office of the National Park Service. The home contains interactive exhibits as well as large glass plates containing excerpts from William Johnson's diaries. Hours of operation are daily (except Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Days) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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