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Nov 29, 2013 - Nottoway Plantation

Located in White Castle, Louisiana, the South's largest antebellum mansion was completed in 1859 for the John Hampden Randolph family. The historic plantation home was named Nottoway for Randolph's original home in Nottoway, Virginia, and survived the American Civil War with only a single grapeshot to the far left column. Designed in the Greek Revival and Italianate style by the renowned architect Henry Howard of New Orleans, its most unique room is a semi-circular white ballroom with Corinthian columns and hand-cast archways. The home is...

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Apr 9, 2012 - Nottoway and Houmas Plantations

Today we visited Nottoway and Houmas Plantations. We also stopped to take some pictures of the famous view into Oak Alley Plantation. Although Nottoway was striking in its structure and bright white interior, we found the tour to be somewhat limited due to its current use as a Bed and Breakfast. Unlike other historical properties we've visited, we were allowed to walk in areas generally off limits to the public, but we also couldn't see a lot of the rooms due to guests on the property. The land surrounding the home, which is, of course,...

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Apr 4, 2011 - GRR Plantation Alley

From Bayou Segnette State Park – Westwego, LA Our journey on the Great River Road today took us on a 100-mile trip promoted as Plantation Alley. Along this stretch of the GRR one will see a mixture of unsightly industrial complexes, trailer parks, upscale vacation homes, numerous small towns and communities, historical churches, photogenic above-ground cemeteries featuring moldering concrete mausoleums, as well as many bridges that criss-cross the river and of course four of the great mansions that 19th-century passengers aboard steamboats...

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Home Sweet RV - 2011

Apr 16, 2010 - Day 16, White Castle, Louisiana

Arrived @ White Castle, Louisiana mid-afternoon. We have decided to spoil ourselves & spend a night @ the Nottoway Mansion (SEND MONEY!). It included a tour of the mansion (we're not staying right in the mansion but in a cabin (very nice as well) on the grounds), & a breakfast tomorrow a.m. as well. (SEND MONEY!). I think we will just be hanging out in the area until we head into New Orleans Monday. Just doing a little R n R. Forgot to mention something earlier......if anyone of you are interesting in obtaining some beach front property,...

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