Nottoway has withstood past tests of war, economic adversity, ownership changes and natural forces to stand today as a strong, regal castle greeting the Mighty Mississippi River. Step back in time and experience 150 years of resplendent history at this Grande Dame of Plantations.
Majestic Nottoway Plantation awes visitors with its towering size, hand-carved marble mantles and intricate plaster frieze work. The 64-room, three-story palatial mansion is sometimes referred to as an "American castle."
Among the many extravagances of the home are:
Ornamental iron railings, capped with molded wooden handrails
12 hand-carved Italian marble fireplaces that used coal for fuel
Hand-painted Dresden porcelain doorknobs and matching keyhole covers from Germany
Hand-carved exquisite and intricate plasterwork throughout the home
Brass and crystal chandeliers
Mahogany stairways and furniture
Don't forget about the grounds! Nottoway plantation's grounds are expansive and beautiful, a perfect place to catch the sun and learn about Nottoway's rich history. Come explore Southern grandeur with us on a tour of the South's largest standing mansion. See why Nottoway has withstood the great tests of time!
What Is Not Included?
No food is included in your tour, but post-tour food is available at Le Cafe Thursdays through Sundays. Get a taste of traditional Louisiana food!
Gratuities for your guide are not included, but are accepted for a job well done.
Iberville Parish (White Castle, LA)
(Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
Advance purchase is highly recommended. Tours often sell out so we suggest purchasing your tickets early to guarantee your desired tour day. Tickets may be purchased either online or by phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
Is the tour suitable for children? What type of ticket should I purchase for a very young child?
Yes, children are welcome on our tour. We provide reduced rates for children and little ones are free!
How much walking is involved and what is the pace?
We walk at a slow, leisurely pace. There are plenty of places to sit but please keep in mind that there are two flights of stairs we will have to walk up.
What about inclement weather?
Tours will run rain or shine. We ask that you check the weather forecast and dress accordingly if inclement weather is predicted.
Can I explore the house and grounds on my own?
We do offer a self-guided tour of the grounds on a walk-up basis, but tours of the house are by guide only.
Are there bathrooms along the way?
Restrooms are available throughout the tour.
Will locals enjoy the tour as well or is it mostly for tourists?
Absolutely! While you may be familiar with Nottoway and some of its features, you will also have the opportunity to discover new things about this wonderfully historic landmark you live near! Additionally, this tour is an excellent way to entertain out-of-town guests, celebrate a special occasion or encourage professional team building.
Are the tours conducted in English only?
Yes, at the moment we can only offer tours in English, but we do offer translation sheets at the start of the tour. To inquire about our language options, please contact us directly by clicking the "Contact Nottoway" link on the left side of this page.
Is there anywhere to buy food or drinks along the way? Can I bring my own?
Sure! While no food or drinks are included in the ticket price, feel free to pack light snacks and drinks or purchase them along the way.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes, cameras are permitted but please, no flash.
Does the tour guide accept gratuities?
Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. While not required, gratuities are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.
Is the tour wheelchair and stroller accessible?
Unfortunately the tour is neither wheelchair nor stroller accessible.
Where do I park?
There is a free parking lot at the Plantation all guests are welcome to use.
Are dogs/pets allowed on the tour?
All pets, with the exception of trained service dogs, are prohibited on the tour.
Is smoking allowed on the tour?
No, smoking is not permitted on the tour.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates are available for purchase and make great gifts for family and friends. If you have any questions about purchasing or redeeming gift certificates, please click on the “Contact Nottoway” link on the left side of this page.
Do you offer private tours?
Yes, private tours are available. To inquire about booking a private tour, please click on the “Contact Nottoway” link on the left of this page.
Nottoway, the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, is a stunning historic plantation that lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. A dramatic, multi-million-dollar renovation has restored this historic plantation to her days of glory and added luxury resort amenities, corporate suites and social event venues.
Nottoway is rich with the history of the South, making it an extremely popular destination for tours of the grounds and an exceptional choice for weddings, fine dining, corporate functions, business meetings, social events, group retreats and luxury room accommodations. Plantation tours are given 7 days a week!
Nottoway is a member of Historic Hotels of America, a prestigious organization of quality hotels that have faithfully maintained their historic integrity and offer visitors an exceptional travel experience. Please come visit us soon so that we may personally introduce you to the unforgettable grandeur and gracious hospitality of Nottoway Plantation & Resort!