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St. Joseph Plantation

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Address: 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
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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This was my first experience touring a home with an actual family member as my guide. The home opened for tours only 6 years ago and family members work as the guides. Our guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Slidell, Louisiana
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Slidell, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first experience touring a home with an actual family member as my guide. The home opened for tours only 6 years ago and family members work as the guides. Our guide had wonderful stories of her family living in the house since the 1880's but wasn't as familiar with antebellum (pre-Civil War) historical things, such as the... More 

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

Thank you for coming and for writing your review. Come back soon! More 

Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of the best tours we have ever been on and Lynn was fantastic. She made the tour interesting with her own family history intertwined. I would highly recommend this plantation especially if you can only see one.

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

I am so glad you liked the tour and Lynn. I will be sure to tell her - she is my sister! Maureen More 

Manson, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice relaxing tour, done by one of the family members. Must watch the video about the sugar cane production.

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

I am so happy you enjoyed your tour. Come back anytime. More 

Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with guide Jackie. Lots of interesting detail about this working sugar plantation. Tour was about 1 hour in length which was perfect. Close to other more known plantations. Be sure to visit St Joseph Plantation.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Jackie is a wonderful tour guide and she is one of our family members. Please come again! More 

Indian Trail, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this plantation with my sisters last year. Beautiful grounds!! We were so entranced with this plantation we did not realize Oak Alley Plantation was next door. I mean right next door. We did not realize it till we went to visit Oak Alley this summer. We also took the tour of the home, it was informative and interesting.

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

Thank you for coming and please come back anytime! More 

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was really interesting to listen to, never boring. Learns a lot. Went on for just enough time. Although the first part was to watch a short film on sugar production which was interesting to the end until it came out with some statements about sugar, which IMO I'm not sure are altogether factual!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited. Tours are given by family descendants and are wonderfully told & filled with history. Lovingly restored you are able to walk through the house, grounds & other buildings. Conveniently located by other plantations.

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

Thank you for coming. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Hannibal, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not say enough wonderful things about this tour, the tour guide, the house and the people we met. I am a huge history nut and meticulously planned the plantation tour portion of our trip. We did tours on both sides of the river over several days. St. Joseph was hands down my favorite. The atmosphere was perfect, the... More 

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

We are so that you came and enjoyed the tour. We hope you come again. More 

Leesville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This plantation is set apart from the others due to the fact that it is still owed and operated by the same family since the 1800s. It is beautifully displayed and loving presented. There are several original buildings on the grounds and a nice little gift shop as well. Our guide as well as the lady who sold us our... More 

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

So happy you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for writing your review! More 

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we came to Louisiana, the first we did was visit a few plantations. Then, we went to the city of New Orleans. This way we were acquainted with the landscape of the state. So, I learned that almost every Parish is connected by a bridge and that the road is not too picturesque: just a lot of oil refineries... More 

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

Thank you for coming to visit and for writing your review! I am so happy that you gave such helpful hints. More 

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