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Cruises to Nottoway, Louisiana

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About Nottoway, Louisiana

Nottoway Plantation has added "& Resort" to its name, with a Greek Revival-Italianate antebellum mansion at the center of a growing complex beside the Mississippi River in White Castle, Louisiana.

About 25 minutes south of Baton Rouge, White Castle is named for its star attraction, and is an occasional stop for overnight riverboats. It shows up on itineraries, however, as Nottoway.

The 1850s-era sugarcane plantation now has 40 guest rooms and suites, including several in the main mansion; in December 2015, manager Neil Castaldi said there are plans to build 100 more rooms, a full spa and a nightclub. Nottoway's complex already has a large gift shop, restaurant and cafe, three ballroom/party pavilions, fitness center, hair and nail salon, museum, meeting facilities and pool under the oak trees on the well-manicured lawn and gardens.

Walk up the levee, where riverboats tie up, and there's the Mississippi River, which is visible from the porch and upper floors of the immense house.

Nottoway is 35 minutes southeast of Lafayette and an hour from New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport.

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  • More about Nottoway, Louisiana

    Why go to Nottoway, Louisiana?

    Pros: Nottoway is the name of the South's largest antebellum mansion, and it's impressive.

    Cons: There might be some confusion with the port name; the town is actually White Castle, LA.

    Bottom Line: Nottoway is something of a one-trick port, although swamp tours are available in addition to the mansion.

    Currency & Best Way to Get Money

    The United States dollar is the only currency accepted; credit cards are widely accepted.

    Language

    English is spoken here as it is all over the United States.


    Nottoway, Louisiana Cruise Reviews

    American Queen
    Rachel Wu
    Sail Date: Aug 2018
    we visited the Nottoway Plantation & Resort -built in 1859, There are three levels 64 rooms, 15 feet features ceilings high, 22 massive columns, 162 doors & 200 windows...Read More
    American Queen
    srwjones
    Sail Date: Jun 2017
    Very hot the day we were there, but very beautiful plantation and interesting guide....Read More
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