At the edge of the sugarcane field stands the majestic Nottoway. This historic and architectural jewel was completed in 1859 by a wealthy Virginia planter named John Hampden Randolph for his wife, Emily Jane, and their eleven children.
Nottoway is the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the Southern United States and splendidly rests along Louisiana's Great River Road in White Castle, at the heart of Plantation Country.
Randolph acquired over 7,000 acres of land making his fortune in sugarcane. Innovations included a system of "intercom" bells which summoned servants to specific rooms, a gas plant providing lighting throughout the grounds, and even indoor plumbing. Check out our Facts section for more information.
Visitors to Nottoway are amazed at the grandeur of the massive plantation - truly an "American Castle." A dramatic, multi-million dollar renovation has just taken place to restore Nottoway to her days of glory and upgrade our visitor experience. Savor the grandeur and hospitality that is Nottoway.