140 Lower Woodville Rd., Natchez Mississippi 39120
Located on Lower Woodville Road, this is reputedly the largest octagonal house in the country. The brick house, topped with a large onion shaped dome, was begun in 1858 for Dr. Haller Nut. Due to a lack of skilled labor, the only interior area that was finished was the basement where the family lived. The rest of the interior was never finished. The living quarters are finished with heirlooms.
Open daily 9am-4:30pm. The grandest octagonal house in America. Superb example of mid-19th century Oriental style. Designed for Haller and Julia Nutt, it retains original furnishings. Finial atop dome was reconstructed in 1993 by the Pilgrimage Garden Club. National Historic Landmark.
Other History nearby:
(Port Gibson) First Presbyterian Church
(Port Gibson) Grand Gulf Military Monument Park
(Natchez) Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
(Natchez) House on Ellicott's Hill
06/21 Coming to The Natchez area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Louisiana Peach Fest Ruston LA June21-22 The fun begins on Friday in Ruston’s historic Railroad Park at 6:30 p.m. with Dixie Tradition, followed by a return festival appearance by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band at 8:30 p.m.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.