Longwood House, Jamestown

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See the last residence of Napoleon Bonaparte at Longwood House, where he lived in exile from 1815 to his death 1821. Today the house museum displays numerous memorabilia from his life, such as letters, garments, and other personal belongings. A curator in every room will fill in the context, bringing to life the original furnishings and objects. Near the entrance, a small gift shop sells interesting souvenirs; outside, stop by the well-kept garden. Plan to visit Longwood House during your Jamestown vacation using our convenient Jamestown attractions planner.
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  • Number one attraction on the island along with The Ladder in my opinion.Well preserved history of this once Great Emperor. One should take time and enjoy this place. 
    Number one attraction on the island along with The Ladder in my opinion.Well preserved history of this once Great Emperor. One should take time and enjoy this place.  more »
  • Beautiful gardens and a well presented history of Napoleon's last years on the Island. The recorded guide is helpful but fairly lengthy 
    Beautiful gardens and a well presented history of Napoleon's last years on the Island. The recorded guide is helpful but fairly lengthy  more »
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  • Very interesting perspective of Napolean's last days. Definitely recommend the audio tour. Lots of great information and so much history. Beautiful grounds.
  • The house where Napoleon was imprisoned in, he had servants and lived in relative luxury with his closest Generals with him however the guide had mentioned that the then Governor made it a point to remind Napoleon that he was a prisoner of war every now and then. Stood before his death bed and it was an incredibly humbling experience. We weren't allowed to take photos inside as a sign of respect but I did manage to get a few photos outside.

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