November 13, 2009 Up to twenty-five antebellum mansions are open to visitors for tours. We toured three.
Stanton Hall, 1857, "one of the most magnificent and palatial residences of antebellum America."
Magnolia Hall, 1858. "The last great mansion built in downtown Natchez prior to the War Between the States, it is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture."
Interior photos are not allowed, sadly. Would love to show you the antiques, the opulence and some surprises. Did you know they used pocket doors back then?
Not on the tour, but quaint:
Undoubtedly grand in its day:
And one water view: a tugboat steers seven barges up the Mississippi. The little engine that can.