From New Orleans to Natchez, along the great Mississippi River, southern plantation owners made enormous fortunes from the sale of cotton and cane. This capital was then used to build majestic castles celebrating their nobility, wealth, and power.
In this awe-inspiring program from America's CastlesŪ, take an exclusive tour of the great antebellum mansions of the Old South. Go inside John Hampden Randolph's 64-room castle, Nottoway, set on a 7,000-acre sugar plantation, and visit the exquisite Rosalie, built by Peter Little for his 13-year-old bride. Meet the colorful Irish immigrant Frederick Stanton, who became one of the richest men in America and built the five-story Stanton Hall to prove it. Finally, in the historic town of Natchez, Mississippi, get an inside look at Dr. Haller Nutt's Longwood, the 100-foot-tall octagonal wonder commonly referred to as Nutt's Folly."
Grand Plantations is a once-in-a-lifetime, behind-the-scenes tour of some of the Old South's most spectacular architectural gems.