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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

While I would not compare our plantation visit to palaces of Europe, that was an interesting view on the way real people lived 300, 200, 100 years prior to us. Both from cultural prospective and ordinary way of life. Out guide was the woman from the family who bought plantation after the Civil War. She told us the history of... More 

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Issaquah, WA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I understand it is a Jesuit retreat center and gorgeous. the oak trees are beautiful. There is a church across the dike along the river road. It is beautiful and the grotto inside is lovely and so old and a must see.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

During my trip I visited 9 plantations. Some were overdone and completely restored with furniture not related to the house at all. This plantation is intact and one of the more authentic homes both architecturally and in decorations. The guide is a member of the family that has owned the plantation for the last 125 years and added personal stories... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This tour was unique for several reasons. Our guide grew up spending a lot of time in the main house, which made the experience much more interesting. Additionally, there is a long "avenue" of original slave cabins (at least 10), two rows facing each other with a wide dirt "road" in between. It was very easy to imagine slaves' children... More 

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I'm a bit torn on how to rate this plantation. I've been to two other plantations (one of them being Oak Alley, which is on a whole other level), and this one was small. This is still a working plantation, so you can see the fields in the back and workers actually live on the property. So it has this... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Miss rae at st joseph shared her family's home and history. if you go in october they set up the plantation in a creole mourning ceremony. its more real in feeling than oak alley

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Holt, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

St. Joseph Plantation is unique in that it is still privately owned by the same family for well over 100 years and is a working sugar cane plantation. Our tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable not only of the house and owning families, but also about plantation life in the area. We learned a lot and highly recommend a visit.

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Sherman, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

The tour guide was very informative and entertaining. She had many antidotes about the family. The home is beautifully restored. Well worth your time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My family visited in December 2013. Our family ranged from 8 years old, teens, 40s and elderly all loved the tour. Very informative and loved that the family members were giving the tour! We will be back.

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We enjoyed visiting this plantation. Loved being given the tour of the house. Our tour guide was great. History of the family was so very interesting.

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