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St. Joseph Plantation: Tours & Tickets

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Owned by the same family since 1877. Still a working sugar plantation. Most guides are family members. Original outbuildings including manor home, slave cabins. Also, detached kitchen, blacksmith and carpenter's shop. Open 7 days a week.
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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the twilight mourning tour for this plantation recently and was completely blown away. Not only was it set in the evening so none of us felt like we were melting, but it significantly upped the spooky factor to the most perfect level....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trail187598
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a big fan of plantations and have wanted to visit this one for a while now. Mrs. Cat was our tour guide. She made us feel like family. She was very sweet and made sure to tell us every bit of history of the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank riveresky
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

This tour was a wonderful experience!! The lady that conducted the tour was very knowledgeable, and she had many interesting stories to tell about the plantation. Highly recommended!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fairypixieprincess
Reviewed 10 July 2019

This is not Tara, the ante-bellum home of Gone with the Wind. This is St. Joseph Plantation, a plantation worked and loved by the same family for 135 years. Sylvia, my tour guide, talked frankly about slavery and the importance of slaves to the wealth...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank aferry
Reviewed 8 July 2019

Beautiful home! It's still owned by the family and some of the family work as tour guides. Lots of history, several movies filmed here. Our tour guide was very sweet and knowledgeable! They take you through every room and allow you to take pictures. Home...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NOLA_Ronni
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Our tour guide was nice. The tour was great because it allowed photos. The tour should include more information about the slaves and more signage would be helpful around the grounds. Overall we are very happy we went.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RaTaPa
Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

We visited on Sunday Jun 9 and had a great tour guide very informative and friendly! The plantation house is beautiful and still has authentic things from the original house! Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Krze4dolphins
Reviewed 29 May 2019

Mr. Joe at St. Joseph"s Plantation invited us to his plantation when our tour bus broke down on River Road. He opened the doors and allowed us to get snacks and a tour of the plantation. We learned about the medical doctor on River Road,...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank danielle b
Reviewed 8 May 2019

A Creole Style Plantation dating back to the 1830's. Our guide provided an excellent tour and history of the people, house and grounds. The entire house is open and there are no roped off rooms and areas, photos are encouraged. Descendants have kept this sugarcane...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Greg J
Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

Great tour of this plantation house and grounds, nothing has been updated, good understanding of how the house, slave quarters and sugar cane business were in the 1800’s.

Date of experience: April 2019
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jcy20162016
9 May 2019|
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Response from St J | Property representative |
No it is not.
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HLanclos
4 January 2019|
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Response from FloraPhyllisNJ | Reviewed this property |
Yes you have to pay for a tour of the house. Well worth it. I think you can walk the grounds without paying, but I would recommend you ask first at the visitor center before doing so. It would be the courteous think to do... More
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blairdaigle
3 March 2018|
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12,000 sq feet
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