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No trip to Natchez would be complete without the "Antebellum South" tour of historic homes and mansions, some of the most beautiful pre-Civil War architecture in the South.
All of the antebellum homes on this itinerary are just minutes apart, many are open to the public for tours year-round, and others open their door during our famous Spring Pilgrimage and Fall Pilgrimage events. There's no place else that compares to our city's amazing array of antebellum homes and mansions. Enjoy the tour!
1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS
One of thirteen National Historic Landmarks in the Natchez area Greek Revival architecture and slavery interpretation, built in 1847. This antebellum home is part of the Natchez National Historical Park.
36 Melrose Avenue (5 minutes away)
Built in 1818, antebellum home of General John A. Quitman, Mexican war hero and governor of Mississippi. Now a bed and breakfast establishment and site of the restaurant named simply "1818."
400 Duncan Avenue (3 minutes away)
A mix of Federal and Georgian architecture, built in 1812. Home of Stephen Duncan, one of the South’s largest slaveholders. Now maintained by the City of Natchez. The estate's land is now a golf course, walking paths and other sports and recreation sites. This antebellum home is operated by the Auburn Garden Club.
140 Lower Woodville Road (5 minutes away)
Another National Historic Landmark antebellum home (like Melrose), the largest octagonal mansion in the United States. Built in 1860 but left unfinished with the start of the Civil War. Operated by the Pilgrimage Garden Club.
84 Homochitto Street (3 minutes away)
A beautiful Greek Revival house on the edge of downtown Natchez — the only remaining antebellum mansion in Mississippi with colonnades on all four sides. A bed and breakfast establishment and site of the The Castle Restaurant and Pub — fine dining in what was once the estate's carriage house and stable.
215 South Pearl Street (4 minutes away)
Owned and maintained by the Natchez Garden Club, the 1850s Magnolia Hall historic home in downtown offers visitors special events and an upstairs costume museum.
401 High Street (2 minutes away)
Taking up an entire Natchez city block, this Greek Revival antebellum home was built in 1857 by Frederick Stanton, who made a fortune as a cotton broker and planter. He built Stanton Hall with every elegant appointment imaginable, and died a month after its completion. Site of the Carriage House Restaurant. Operated by the Pilgrimage Garden Club.
801 Myrtle Avenue (3 minutes away)
A privately owned Italianate antebellum home on 5 acres, The Towers was recently renovated from floor to ceiling. It's home to a sculpture garden as well as unique collections of antique men's and women's jewelry and accessories.
211 N. Canal Street (3 minutes away)
One of the oldest antebellum homes in Natchez, this unique 1797 structure was witness to history when General Andrew Ellicott raised the American flag to defy Spanish authorities. Operated by the Natchez Garden Club.
100 Orleans Street (2 minutes away)
Near the site of Fort Rosalie, the French fort that was the beginning of modern settlements in Natchez, this Federal Style 1823 mansion on the Bluff offers a stunning view of the Mississippi River. This historic home is operated by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
210 State Street (2 minutes away)
Part of the Natchez National Historical Park, this was home to William Johnson, a man born into slavery who later became a free and successful businessman, and penned a famous diary "The Barber of Natchez."