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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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I knew when coming to New Orleans I wanted the chance to visit a plantation and found St. Joseph's on Groupon and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was great and was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Belton, Texas, United States
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Belton, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I knew when coming to New Orleans I wanted the chance to visit a plantation and found St. Joseph's on Groupon and it did not disappoint. The tour guide was great and was incredibly informative and I thought it was awesome how the tour guide was actually related to the family who owns it. She was very informed and was... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is a working plantation that we toured recently. First, we saw a short video on the sugar cane industry. After that, we had a guided tour of the large house, which turned out to be quite personal, as we were the only visitors. Also, the tour guide, a woman, was about our age and had graduated from LSU the... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This was part of our 1/2 day tours of plantations and St. Joseph's provided a good glimpse into the history of the house, the people as well as the area. Through booms of the sugar cane industry, to the civil war and how the people continued on with this plantation. This is a very minimal plantation but the history of... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We visited three plantations while in the local area (Evergreen, Laura, and this one), and we were the most underwhelmed by this home tour. Several locals recommended this home as one of the most authentic in the area, still managed by family members, and this is accurate (and good), but the tour leaves a lot to be desired. Our tour... More 

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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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