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Auburn Museum & Historic Home

stairToday, I celebrate the Historic House Museum, one of my favorite and often most neglected types of museum. Auburn is located in beautiful Natchez, Mississippi.

As a National Historic Landmark, Auburn has quite a story to tell.  It was the first major building in Natchez to follow an actual architectural plan.  In the years leading to the Civil War several Natchez homes emulated the style of Auburn’s facade.  The home’s spiral staircase stands entirely unsupported, a feat unmatched even in modern buildings.  These points introduce you to the dramatic story of Auburn itself.