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St. Joseph Plantation

3535 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
225-265-4078
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Ranked #3 of 3 attractions in Vacherie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Owned by the same family since 1877. Still a working sugar plantation. Most guides are family members. Original outbuildings including manor home,... more » 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. « less
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Fentress, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The best plantation tour. Informative and real since original family still owns it - or the descendants. Family members giving the tours many days. Nice to see the if one didn't live the high life but knuckled down to business one could keep the plantation. Beautiful restoration. Grounds well kept and exhibits well designed. Worth the stop.

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Beaumont, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My family has visited there other plantation tours on our visits to Nola in the past few years. This was the best one yet, it is a very authentic tour, think from the the movie 12 years a slave was shot here. The best part was the tour guides are either locals or family relatives from the house. we were... More

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Oakfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

As a History major I am drawn to trips that tell me a story of years gone by. And to say this trip did not disappoint is almost an understatement. It is still run by the family so you get a sense of their pride and humbleness all at the same time. Our guide had a beautiful accent (and I... More

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St. Charles, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

just toured this plantation today and enjoyed it more than the more elaborate ones. You get a better feel for how life really was back when it began. Our guide was very informative and was able to answer any questions we through her way. So glad we were able to sneak in and catch the last tour of the day.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The tour is much more personal. Learn alot about the history and the other plantation around it. The family still owns the home that lives in the back and works on the grounds. It was a much better tour than the others.

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Bristol
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited a few plantations in New Orleans, and this by far felt the most uncomfortable out of all of them!!! Although family were nice on the exteria it became apparent that the family have owened this plantation and others for 100 years going back many generations. With this you would expect the new generation to show remorse for the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have visited New Orleans several times and this was the first time I visited a plantation. I chose it because they claimed to have original slave houses, amond many other original features. It lived up to the billing. The tour guide was very informative and there were plenty of antiques that are original to the site. It was a... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

St. Joseph isn't your grand plantation. It's smaller than so,e of the other ones in the area, but that adds to the charm of the experience. We were given a tour that lasted a little over an hour by one of the family members. It was a great perspective! They skim over slavery at the house, but there are some... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Excellent tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the plantation's history and the area's history. I loved that the same family has owned the house since post civil war.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is still a working Plantation and the house has been restored by the family members .We were shown round by a 6 th generation descendent of the last family to have lived there .She really brought the place alive with all her stories .Would definitely recommend it .

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