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Address: 3535 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Phone Number: 225-265-4078
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Description: Owned by the same family since 1877. Still a working sugar plantation...
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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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans

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Try and get Rae Williamson as your guide

This was an attraction I tried because it had a Groupon. There are many working plantations in the area and this was one of the popular ones. I'm glad we went because Rae was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was an attraction I tried because it had a Groupon. There are many working plantations in the area and this was one of the popular ones. I'm glad we went because Rae was awesome. She told us all kinds of interesting things and everyone was captivated. You will enjoy this one as well as the other plantations such as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Ya know it was a nice big house. And the lady that ran the tours was very nice. But it wasn't as in depth as Oak Alley. Seems there was more behind the history of Oak Alley then there was in St. Joesph. I would say stop and see this one. But without sounding mean, it just wasn't our favorite.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

St Joseph's tour is the best on the River Road. Friendly family docents and a great working plantation to show. There's nothing artificial at any point.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

For Spring Break this year my grandchildren wanted to go to New Orleans. We did all of the traditional activities in the Jackson Square/French Quarter. My grandson had done some research on plantations in the area and chose St. Joseph's to visit. They offer a 1 hour tour and we just happen to come at lunch time so we WERE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Amazing architecture. Tour guide gave a fabulous rendition of the history of both house and family. Spoke of them in such a loving way that you felt you knew them too! The fact that descendants work there warmed my heart. THAT is the meaning of family!

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Ennis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited this plantation in October and they did a "Mourning Tour" which made it different from other plantation homes in the area. Having just visited Oak Alley plantation, St Josephs made a much bigger impression, it felt more authentic. I had read that 12 years a slave was filmed here, but the tour guide advised it was filmed at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Liked the fact that some of the tour guides are decedent's. The house is beautiful and the staff are very nice.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This plantation is unique in that it is a working planatation, a less elegant plantation, a family owned plantation and one that is Creole in design with some modifications. Our guide was a family member (as are all guides, I believe) who was very knowledgeable about the workings of the plantation and the family history. She spent a great deal... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We really enjoyed touring the sugar cane plantation. Our guide was personable and informative. It's amazing to think of how the waterways influenced the settling of the territory.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We had an outstanding tour of the lovely St. Joseph Plantation, a working sugarcane plantation in Vacherie, LA. Having as our knowledgeable guide, Jackie, a descendant on the last owner, was certainly a treat as she told of her life experiences on the plantation. Please be sure to add St. Joseph Plantation to your list is special places to visit... More 

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