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St. Joseph Plantation

Address: 3535 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
Phone Number: 225-265-4078
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Ranked #3 of 3 things to do in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Owned by the same family since 1877. Still a working sugar plantation. Most guides are family...
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Ennis
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is still a working Plantation with the harvesting of sugarcane (automated machinery). We were welcomed with southern charm from one of the decedents of the Plantation who led us on our tour. The tour focuses mostly on the time frame of the era regarding the home, the relatives who lived in the house and how they lived (and died),... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Three Plantations next to each other yet, all entirely different. St. Joseph's is unique as a family owned and still operated sugar cane plantation. While not as elaborate as Oak Alley, it feels more like a working home, and the artifacts the family has displayed are authentic and interesting. The bath tub, called a bonnet tub for its shape is... More 

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Conway, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This home was lovingly restored by family members just before it was too late. The entire group met for months restoring it so that you can get an idea of it's former life. It's not a ritzy home like one down the road but a true home of a comfortable sugar cain grower. The tour guides are very personable and... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went to two plantations this visit, and St. Joseph's stood out as being a down-home sort of experience will worth the trip. The plantation was restored and tours offered by descendants of the family who purchased the plantation in 1870. They not only knew the history of the plantation well, but also of the surrounding houses. The gift shop... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very nice tour of plantation by a family member who is still a part owner. Tour provided a lot of history about the home and all its owners and the history of Sugar Cane Farming. Very nice home and plantation. I definitely recommend taking a tour of this home.

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