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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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Working Plantation tour.

Rae was the most informative and interesting tour guide at this historic, working sugar cane plantation. She introduced us to a member of the family who was tending to the roses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Rae was the most informative and interesting tour guide at this historic, working sugar cane plantation. She introduced us to a member of the family who was tending to the roses. Rae did not recite a script written for her; she shared information about the St. Joseph Plantation and the lives of those who had lived there. Her enthusiasm for... More 

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So happy you enjoyed your tour! Come back again, soon. More 

Houston, United States
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

St. Joseph Plantation just opened to the public recently, and it still is owned by the family, unlike most others on the River Road. In fact, a couple of the descendants serve as docents in the house. This house is not elegant as some others, but it was built and used as a family home, not a destination venue designed... More 

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So happy you enjoyed your tour! Come back again, soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

First visit to any plantation - I really enjoyed that a family member performed the tour and could share the personal details of the home. We went on Monday at noon and were able to have the tour to ourselves. The family was very warm and welcoming. Would've like to have had a tour of the grounds rather than self-guided.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Came here for my daughter to be in Underground,an upcoming show on WGN. The place is beautiful. We didn't get to go in the main house but were in the yellow one setting off to the side. With the whole place, you can feel the history. There's something quiet and peaceful but at the same time you if the place... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

My first plantation visit! I thought the tour guide was kind, loud enough & informative. The grounds were so picturesque and you can actually tour the entire house! Everything was clean and I didn't feel rushed on the tour. Our tour guide told us to drive a quarter mile up the road, park in the lot and walk on the... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I have visited several plantations and this was really good. Diane was our guide and she is a direct descendant of the sugar cane family that owns and runs the place since 1877. The tour starts with a short video in cane process. Diane was full of information and open to questions. They have been open for 10 years and... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We decided to tour this plantation after seeing there was a groupon and it was right next to Oak Alley which we had just toured. Joan was our tour guide and is an ACTUAL DESCENDENT of one of the original owners!! Although not fancy, the history was the richest of all of the plantations we toured. Joan mentioned it’s sister... More 

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Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our guide was very knowledgeable of the home and grounds. It has been restored to accommodate the public. All of the furnishings were from family or someone who had a connection to the house.

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Belton, Texas, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
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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