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St. Joseph Plantation

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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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Feel the history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Jennifer C
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New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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19 reviews
3 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
3 attraction reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 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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Edmonton, AB
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about St. Joseph Plantation

Address: 3535 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Phone Number: 225-265-4078
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Vacherie
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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