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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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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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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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

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

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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

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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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