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Address: 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
Phone Number: +1 225-265-4078
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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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Learn about Sugar Cane

This is a older plantation, built on mid 1850s. This plantation is still an operating sugar cane farm. Creates an interesting contrast between todays highly automated processes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a older plantation, built on mid 1850s. This plantation is still an operating sugar cane farm. Creates an interesting contrast between todays highly automated processes and the early days of sugar cane production. Current family members provided the tours.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The plantation visit was informative. The mourning tour was conducted by actors, some who were descendants of original owners. Very enjoyable.

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

Thank you so much for the review! We love hearing from you. Thank you. More 

St. Marys, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

What an exciting day to make the trip back to the River Road to meet family that has owned St Joseph and Felicity Plantations for a century and a half and continue to run them both as a successful sugar cane business. The Creole Plantation house is very much worth seeing, and especially interesting this fall as the house is... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I enjoyed visiting the site but the special "Mourning Tour" was a bit disappointing. It states in the description that it is a tour about 18th and 19th century mourning traditions, but it was about Victorian era customs only. when a visitor asked what traditions were practiced prior to this, the guide said she had "no idea." Also, there seemed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

A wonderful experience. Our tour guide (I wish I could remember her name) was not a family member, but she was still very knowledgeable and absolutely fantastic. Her passion easily translated to her stories about the rich history and culture of St Joseph Plantation. The tour included only our group (four of us), so it was very intimate. It was... More 

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Virginia, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I brought my fifteen year old daughter and thirteen old niece and Kat was the tour guide- we loved it. She was very informative and engaging we will be going back - it's amazing to listen to her stories and visit with her. We really enjoyed it all.

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

We are so happy that you and your children enjoyed the tour. I am glad that it was enjoyable for you! Maureen More 

Gonzales, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Must see if you enjoy history of the south and Southern Plantations. I have been there twice and the tour is done by the families that own the plantation.

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

Thank you for your response. We enjoyed your visit and come back anytime. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Speaking as one of the guides (not a family member) at St Joseph I would like to say that I enjoy every day of it and the people who come to visit the plantation are all just as interesting as the plantation itself. Each individual group has its charm and frequently I learn from those on the tour or gain... More 

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

Thank you, Virginia Rae for your comments. They are greatly appreciated. Come back anytime for a tour! Maureen More 

Ecru, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Found out about this through a Groupon offer. Figured why not? So happy we went! My husband, my 11 year old daughter, and my 8 year old son all enjoyed this very much! Lynn was an amazing tour guide and this place is rich in history and ambience. Movies and shows have been filmed here and at the other home... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and tour of St. Joseph Plantation. It is still family owned and operated, and the tour gives you a very intimate look at their history. It is very much a home instead of a museum. My husband is not much of a history buff, but he enjoyed it as much as I did.

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Please come back anytime! Maureen More 

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