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 St Helena Island vacation using our convenient St Helena Island attractions planner .
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  • Famously Napoleon saw out his final years on St Helena, spending most of them in this picturesque, but damp villa in the island's lush interior. Take the guided tour - a detailed commentary guides you...  more »
  • We are part of a cruise ship shore excursion to this out the way place in the world. The house where Napoleon spent his exile years is a top reason for even visiting St. Helena. The docents set up for...  more »
  • 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.
  • Interesting museum with a good history. A pity one is not allowed to take photos.
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