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St. Joseph Plantation

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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.
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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
+1 225-265-4078
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All reviews sugar cane oak alley our tour guide civil war sugar production skeleton key slave cabins touch things great river road nice little gift shop the main house new orleans nice tour blacksmith shop on display houmas house descendants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s hard to choose which plantation to visit. While Oak Alley seems an obvious choice, the others are less known and all seem the same, and prices are also all more or less 20$. In the end, we picked the St Joseph because we found...More

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming and for the review! Hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a historic planatation house and grounds managed by the extended family of the owners. The women working in the gift shop had lived in the house before it was opened to the public for tours. Guide was not afmaily member but a long...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding the plantation was easy and checking into the gift shop was a breeze. Our tour guide Sylvia gave us an amazing tour around the house and it was wonderful to see so much original hardware on the doors, original glass and family owned furniture...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This home is owned by 7 generations of the same family. Very friendly and informative tour. We viewed a lot of rooms and were able to touch things and ask a bunch of questions. Loved this tour.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I just finished a tour of St. Joseph’s. The house itself is a good exemplar of 1830s plantation architecture and worth the visit for those interested in that specific period. The tour itself was a little long, but well delivered by a...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We originally planned to go to Whitney Plantation but the wait was so long and I’m glad it was. Just a few minutes down the road was St. Joe! St. Joseph has so much originality and authenticity than the more popular plantations. Our tour guide...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Save your money and read a book on sugar cane and Plantations in the area nice house and advertised as places that movies were shot but is not it just a house that is on the Property and the Plantation that movies are filmed is...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018

St Joseph plantation is beautiful as well as Ms Sylvia our tour guide was charming and make the experience a very pleasant and informative for everybody. Every plantation home that I have gone to on the River Road is special on its own unique way...More

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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 28 May 2018

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

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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3 March 2018|
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Response from St J | Property representative |
12,000 sq feet
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.
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