Natchez, Mississippi

The second stop on our Tour of the South was Natchez, Mississippi.  Natchez is truly a beautiful and most unusual city.  There are at least a dozen antebellum mansions in this city that overlooks the great Mississippi River.  This is where the plantation owners had their city homes.  The rich plantation owners competed with one another to have the most beautiful mansion in town.

I’m not going to go into the history of all the homes, but we are lucky that these homes were not destroyed in the Civil War.  Thankfully Natchez was spared the devastation that most of the south experienced at the hands of the Union troops.

We were lucky enough to stay at one of the most beautiful mansions, Dunlieth.

 There are rooms in the main mansion, but we stayed in an 1,000 sq. ft. apartment in this building called the milk house.  Isn’t it charming?

This is the Castle Restaurant on the property.  We had two delicious southern-style breakfasts here.  YUMMY!

Monmouth 

Auburn Mansion

Longwood Mansion

This magnificent building is shaped like an octagon.  It was started right before the Civil War, and unfortunately the family lost most of their money and assets during the war (even though they sided with the North).  They never got their wealth back; therefore, the house was never completely finished.  Only the basement floor is complete.  If is fascinating to see the construction of the upper levels that were left unfinished.

Here are a few more photos from Natchez.

We loved Natchez.  The beautiful homes are abundant.  Hope you enjoyed my little tour!

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