Surround yourself with ornate opulence, lush greenery, and architectural wonder when you visit Nottoway Plantation & Resort in White Castle, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Sip a coffee by the tranquil water fountain or a glass of wine on the porch and explore the history of this stunning sugarcane estate that was established in the 1850s. Home to the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the South, Nottoway Plantation is an essential stop along Louisiana’s famed River Road.
The Nottoway Plantation & Resort spans across 31 verdant acres, with the stately 53,000-square-foot mansion as its main attraction. Discover the home’s many secrets on a guided tour or a self-guided audio tour, both of which give you the chance to admire the structure’s 15 1/2-foot ceilings, 11-foot doors, hand-carved Italian marble fireplaces, and 22 enormous exterior columns.
Along the way, you’ll learn about the plantation’s original owner, John Hampden Randolph, his wife Emily Jane, and their 11 children. Imagine the social gatherings they hosted as you step into the ballroom and gaze at the moss-draped oaks and green lawn from the impressive three-story rotunda.
Beyond its abundant historical significance, Nottoway is a breathtaking wedding venue and a resort complete with cozy cottages, tennis courts, swimming pool, and cabana. The on-site eatery, The Mansion Restaurant, serves such dishes as fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and redfish. Come by for breakfast to enjoy egg dishes, French toast, or the breakfast buffet with croissants and pastries, grits, buttermilk biscuits, pancakes, and other eats that’ll start your day right.
Check out the list of events at Nottoway Plantation & Resort so you don’t miss out on fun happenings like their Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Mystery Tours, and holiday festivals.
Whether you’re looking to discover a piece of Louisiana’s past or you want to escape to the tranquility of a picturesque plantation, find your way to Nottoway Plantation & Resort.