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St. Joseph Plantation

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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
+1 225-265-4078
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Whitney Plantation, Museum of Slavery and St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans
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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 Monday through Saturday.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oak alley” (45 reviews)
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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
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"sugar cane"
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"oak alley"
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"civil war"
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"our tour guide"
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"sugar production"
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"skeleton key"
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"family heritage"
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"slave cabins"
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"great river road"
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"nice little gift shop"
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"the main house"
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"new orleans"
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"nice tour"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"short film"
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"houmas house"
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

The most shocking part of this visit was hearing that slaves lived there until 1979. Yes, 1979. That was the 'second slavery' period. The family is doing it's best to maintain the property. It's not as popular as it's neighbor Oak Alley but well worth...More

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We did not have slaves living at St. Joseph until 1979. We may have had a few descendants but primarily we had immigrant workers. In fact we had a group of Italians that lived in our cabins in the 1900s. Several moved to New Orleans...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the St. Joseph Plantation as a part of a two plantation tour organized by “Tours by Isabelle” (New Orleans, LA- also included tour of Whitney Plantation) The Plantation is approx. one hour from New Orleans. The St. Joseph Plantation is an active Sugar Cane...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

My group did four other tours during our visit - Whitney, Oak Alley, Laura, and Houmas House. This one was definitely the least of the five.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our tour was tremendous as the docent presented just enough information to be informative but not a walking encyclopedia. While it is smaller than it's much bigger neighbor, the information presented was excellent. We recommend you slip the commercial plantation next door and go here

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for the response and come back anytime. Maureen

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Loved this plantation home. The history is amazing. Lovely home. Can't wait to go again. Love sharing these homes with other family members.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

My wife and I have been touring plantations in Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana. This place gave us an insight to what happened after the civil war and how the plantation owners struggled to get some profit from the land after the war, Thanks to Silvia...More

Thank aglunde
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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

We are so glad that you visited us. It has been part of our family since 1877 and we are happy to share our home with you and it’s many memories. Maureen

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

The tour was very very book worthy only. Our tour guide quoted dates but couldn't answer questions freely asked. She couldn't tell me which tree was used in Queen Sugar for filming and didn't seem interested. I'm thinking that would be something she would at...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

If you are planning on a tour of these plantations this one is the best one to take. The guide was very polite and did not rush you through. If you go try to get there early for the first tour.I highly recommend this tour.

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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

We are happy you enjoyed your visit to our home! Come back anytime

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Dec 28. Great history! First Plantation visited that is still owned by the family. Nice little gift shop. Very friendly staff. Lots of interesting things to look at and learn. Great for the genealogical enthusiast.

Thank 75NorthernGirl
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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

So glad you came to visit our home. Have a wonderful New Year! Maureen

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This plantation seems to be somewhat overlooked by the crowds touring the river road plantations, at least it was today. We stopped in just before noon and we were the only two on the tour. However, I’m not complaining- our tour guide did and excellent...More

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blairdaigle
3 March 2018|
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Response from St J | Property representative |
12,000 sq feet
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187067Sharon
10 March 2017|
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Response from Lauri5460 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours max. It was fun, and the tour guide made it personal.
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Sherrie F
23 November 2016|
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Response from Maureen G | Property representative |
We do include a short film about the sugar cane process. You can also ask the tour guide for more information. We have been planting cane for over 140 years. Maureen
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