Longwood (ca. 1861)
This six-story 30,000 square foot mansion was designed by Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia for wealthy planter Haller Nutt and his wife, Julia Williams Nutt, and epitomizes the rise and fall of the South. As it was nearing completion, the Civil War began and the workmen dropped their tools and went home. Haller died in 1864 and his wife Julia continued to live in the finished first floor that today contains many original family furnishings. The upper five stories are an architectural wonder - a magnificent work in progress where time just stopped and stayed.
This grandest octagonal house in America is a National Historic Landmark.
Tours every 30 minutes 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Last tour begins at 4:30.