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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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Owned by the same family since 1877. Still a working sugar plantation. Most...

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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Well worth the money

Really enjoyed our tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. Liked that the family was still involved in the running of the plantation and that it was still active in sugar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
BelindaF1406
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Whitewater
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Whitewater
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. Liked that the family was still involved in the running of the plantation and that it was still active in sugar cane production. Lovely little gift shop. Would recommend. It isn't as developed as some of the other plantation tours but it is a diamond in the rough with a... More 

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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am a sixth generation family member and this home is very special. Please come back and maybe soon we will have Felicite open for you as well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting plantations is one of our favorite mini adventures, and The St. Joseph Plantation was a very pleasant surprise. The staff was personable, and very knowledgeable. The main house is lovely and homey. The grounds are larger than expected, and fun to explore. If you enjoy plantations, don't miss this one!

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Vista Alegre
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a car, skip the tours. St. Joseph's gives you an idea of real life on a plantation rather than the "Finer furnishings" and grandeur of the day. Excellent tour by docents that could be a family member of the many generations that have owned St. Joseph's. Make sure to visit the out buildings immediately around the main... More 

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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit. Since my great, great, great grandfather bought St. Joseph in the 1870s, it is dear to my heart. We are happy to be able to share our history with you as well as the history of the other owners of the house. More 

Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My children and I recently took the plantation tour here. The tour consists of going through the house with a guide. You can wander around the yard yourself to walk through the slave houses. Although the guided portion was informative and it was neat to find out that the house was used in several big name movies, I was incredibly... More 

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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this review

We are currently updating our history of the slaves that lived on this plantation. We hope to have it soon. More 

Ogden, Utah
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped at St Joseph after Oak Alley (they're adjacent to each other), and in many ways I preferred it. The grounds aren't quite as spectacular, and the displays and "tourist experience" aren't nearly as developed, but it wins in personal appeal. I was given a tour by a descendant of the owners from the 1800s, who had personal anecdotes... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had I paid full price this would be a lower rating. their admission, compared to oak alley Plantation moments away bares no logic. That said with my Groupon... We were led on an interesting tour of the house by a descendent of a family that bought the land in, 1870. Discussed a lot of the history of the area and... More 

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Tazewell, Virginia
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were enthralled with the "funeral" atmosphere. Everything is speaking of death. Most unusual, but quite entertaining and educational. Highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The plantation itself is small when compared to its neighbor but that in no way diminishes its value. I enjoyed the personal touch to the tours as they are provided by family. Beautiful home.

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stjoe2015, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this review

Thank you for coming and for your comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and please come again! Maureen Gilly General Manager More 

Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This family owned and run plantation is rich in history. During our time we learned about the sugar industry (St. Joseph's is a currently operating sugar plantation), how life changed post Civil War, and the various ways the property has evolved over the years. We loved that the family who owns this plantation has been in possession of it since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We love our visit while touring St. Joseph plantation very well explained my 8 year old daughter was fascinated this plantation is not as grand as oak valley but it doesn't have a comparison since this one was builded before the civil war. Our guide was a very sweet and well knowledge lady named Sylvia.

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St J, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and very pleased that your daughter liked it too! I will tell Sylvia that you enjoyed the tour. More 

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