The last great mansion built in downtown Natchez prior to the War Between the States, Magnolia Hall is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture and was built in 1858. The exterior walls are stucco over brick, scored and painted to resemble brownstone. Featured inside is a costume museum.
Built for cotton broker and merchant Thomas Henderson, it was also the home of Audley Clark Britton and family until 1935. Mr. Britton was one of the founders of the Britton and Koontz Bank in Natchez, which was chartered in 1835 and still exists today. This wonderful home is currently a restoration project of the Natchez Garden Club.
Upstairs at Magnolia Hall, you, too, can become a Southern belle of Tableaux Queens and
the court. Mannequins portraying antebellum-period life are set in three rooms. Photos
of former presidents of the Natchez Garden Club as well as its royalty are featured
on the hallway walls, and vintage dolls are in a case. The Natchez Costume and Doll
Museum is included in your house tour admission.
The Parterre Garden located on the grounds of Magnolia Hall is precisely manicured and curated to reflect perfect symmetry and style from every angle and location. Taking in this parterre garden is something that must be done in person.