Friday, March 20, 2009

A Tour of Nottoway Plantation

Our guide to the beautiful Nottoway Plantation
was the sweetest little elderly lady.
She spoke with a syrupy, southern accent as she told
the most fascinating stories of the mansion home.
We could have listened to her all day. :-)

"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."


Heather said...

oh my it's gorgeous!

Bell said...

That place is amazing! Beautiful. I'm surprised they let you snap pictures inside. So many historic places don't allow that. Thanks for sharing!

Farrah said...

What a beautiful home! You look lovely in the picture. I love hearing deep southern accents as much as my husband hates them. I ask him why he lives in the south then!

Mrs. H. said...

Bell, I always ask before I take pictures. Most of the time it is ok as long as you don't use your flash. Of course the pictures don't do this place justice at all! ;-)

Melody said...

Wow, that is must amazing!! Okay, that is my dream house. ;) And my dream tea set.

So so beautiful!!

Lisa said...

Oh, this home is beautiful! I LOVE old homes and plantation homes and this has to be the prettiest one I've ever seen. All your pictures from your trip are really making me want to visit Louisiana! I'm so thankful that I can at least visit through your pics :) Thanks for posting!

Kristy said...

That is a beautiful plantation home! Can you imagine growing up there?