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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Locally owned and still in operation Simons and Wausepack in la Great family home with lots of history Go visit while ur in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Pretty cool experience. Tour guides were really knowledgeable. The plantation is along the Mississippi river. I have never seen a house like this one

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Staten Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We drove out to the plantations from New Orleans. I planned to go to St. Joseph's and then onto Oak Alley. I had read that St. Joseph's was still family owned and was continuously undergoing renovation and restorations. I figured I would start with this modest home and then move onto the more decadent Oak Alley. I sure wish I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The tour of St. Joseph was great. It's one of the lesser know plantations so when we were there it wasn't crowded and the guide was able to answer any questions we had, and went into great detail. When in this area it's well worth your time to stop in and see this great piece of history.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An owner/descendant is in site and the tour lady was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This plantation is right next door to Oak Alley Plantation where you can eat lunch and this one is an absolute must-see, Also Houmus House across the River is a 15 minute drive from Oak Alley and absolutely gorgeous - both fabulous furnishings and gardens. It... More

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Lawrenceburg, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The tour was very educational. My wife and I both like to enrich our understanding of history and local information. This still functioning sugar plantation was very interesting. We are greatly interested in the civil war, slave period of our nation. This tour gave us much to ponder and understand. We may not have agreed with some of the guide's... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is an amazing piece of history but it is soo unfortunate that the tour focused on how awesome it is to be a part of the family corporation that owes the company and the lady. She continued the tour with the history of all the families that lived in the house and their wealth and accomplishments. In passing she... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I know there are many tours around for plantations in the region and some are quiet exquisite. But this place was worth it for the money. Not over done, not too made up and certainly not too elaborate. Just what I would have expected if I had walked into this place 20-40 or even 100 years ago I do recognize... More

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Steele, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very good tour but it ran a little long. About 1 1/2 hour. Our guide was a former history teacher so we may have gotten a little longer tour for that reason. She was very knowledgble about the history of the area and the house. Family owned and run, this is a great learning opportunity. My only problem with the... More

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Fentress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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