St. Joseph Plantation

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St. Joseph Plantation
4.5
Historic Sites • Farms
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
St. Joseph is open for tours! We are following proper CDC guidelines to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable. Please visit our website for details at www.stjosephplantation.com. Enjoy a relaxed tour or the St. Joseph home and grounds. Learn about sugar farming in rural South Louisiana, and about all those who contributed to the home and land since its beginning. St. Joseph has also been the home of several film and TV projects, including "Queen Sugar", "12 Years a Slave", "Mudbound", "Underground", and more. We are open 7 days a week from 9:30a-4p with 7 tour options available each day.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ashley P
1 contribution
Disappointed
Jul 2021 • Family
We received more about the history of the house rather than focus on the fact that people were enslaved there. As an African American, I was waiting for some part of the tour to give the truth of what happened to the slaves that lived there. That never happened. The tour guide was pleasant but please don’t pass over the history that African Americans endured there.
Written July 1, 2021
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jeffrey m
128 contributions
Nice slow pace tour
Jun 2021 • Couples
Very nice relaxing tour with very knowledgeable guides. not as big or opulent ad others but we'll worth the vist, never felt rushed and you are allowed to take pictures inside
Written June 23, 2021
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Christie J
Spring, TX14 contributions
Emotional
Jun 2021 • Family
Let me start off by first expressing my feelings of ambivalence towards my experience. On the one hand as an African American delving into a historical educational exploration is an emotional yet informative experience. Yet on the other hand, the information provided to us about the slaves and slavery was less than optimal from a historical perspective. Upon entering the grounds, you feel a sense of connection to our forefathers, who through their forced labor, bestowed such beautiful grounds. While the tour guide and employees were pleasant and nice and did their best to answer questions in a politically correct manner, the tour started and stopped in the house centering around the home dwellers. The stories made it sound as if the slaves, after freedom, were able to live on the land for free if they wanted. We had children with us, and on their own accord, they asked some very poignant questions. Many of the responses were sugar coated, and sometimes untruthful, as it relates to the experiences of the slaves. Why is it that the slave houses are not a part of the tour? What better way to pay respect and homage to them by at least including some of their stories and experiences as part of the walking tour. We thought that this being the site of Queen Sugar and one of the locations for 12 Years A Slave that more than focusing on the customs of the Antebellum Period, minus the blood shed of slavery, would occur. Perhaps we should have done our homework to find a plantation that does it’s due diligence in highlighting and honoring those who made it all possible with more integrity.
Written June 13, 2021
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Cristina A
4 contributions
Plantation visit!!
Mar 2021
Our host was most welcoming and took her time to answer questions and give us as much history as the time would allow. The admission was fair for the attention and time allowed on the grounds for viewing and pictures. Will recommend to friends and family and look forward to Felicity planataion when it opens.
Written April 6, 2021
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Jackie R
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Very disappointing
Mar 2021 • Couples
I was very disheartened by this tour. I made the assumption that it would focus on slavery and the atrocities that occurred on plantations, however, it focused on the house and the plantation family and their wealth. Barely a mention of slaves. There were slave cabins on the property, and they weren’t even part of the tour, we were told at the end that we could go look at them if we wanted. I thought this would be an educational tour but it felt like propaganda. I regretted supporting the plantation with our entrance fee.
Written March 23, 2021
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Karen M
Washington, United States465 contributions
Up and coming place to visit
Feb 2021
The young man who led our tour was pleasant and polite. He didn't seem as knowledgeable as some guides we had encountered on other plantation tours. We could see great potential here.
Written March 7, 2021
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Jorge S
1 contribution
Worth the drive from New Orleans to see this historic landmark!
Feb 2021
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and excited to talk about the property and the history of the historic house. Also, pointed out the differences between this property and nearby plantations. Felt like we went back in time. Excited to see a place where Hollywood movies have also been made.

Worth the drive and the ticket price!
Written February 3, 2021
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suzi e
3 contributions
amazing history
Dec 2020
Visited last week and Cat was our guide. She was great and very friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer and visited the gardens outdoors but had a previous engagement. Love the filming exhibit room. a must see if in the area!
Written January 4, 2021
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TravelerNycnyc
Dallas, TX3 contributions
Excellent Tour
Dec 2020 • Couples
Kat, our tour guide and descendent of former owners, was extremely informative about the home, land, enslaved persons, and sugar industry.
Written January 4, 2021
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June
1 contribution
Disrepair is an understatement.
Nov 2020
It is a beautiful piece of land, but we decided against going inside as it was expensive and we planned on touring a couple of other plantations that day as well. The closer to the main house offered a better situation, but going out past the filming vans was severely disappointing. The buildings were clearly abandoned, with collapsing floors and trash everywhere. I don't know what the positive reviews were describing, but these structures were hazardous to say the least. I have several photos that I will add once they have been developed. I am not trying to deter people from visiting or bash the groundskeepers, but I was so disappointed.
A lovely gift shop with very friendly people, but once we left the house there was nothing worth an $8 ticket to tour. There was one historical sign with information that we could find anywhere on the exterior grounds, cited from Wikipedia. Maybe if we had been willing to shell the expensive fare for an interior tour I would have given it a better review, but even a partial ticket should have warranted a proper tour.
Written November 26, 2020
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St. Joseph Plantation is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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