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St. Joseph Plantation

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Address: 3535 Hwy 18, Vacherie, LA 70090
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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Following in the footstep of construction.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Savannah, Georgia
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Savannah, Georgia
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Sanger, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this tour because the actual family still lives on the plantation. Entire family loved it the history of the family made it memorable.

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

Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back again. Maureen More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I appreciated having a member of the family conduct the tour and give information about the plantation's history. It is very well restored and the family takes pride in their historic gem.

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

Thank you for visiting and for your comments! Come visit us again! More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my least favorites of the many plantations I visited. While my tour guide was very nice and I can appreciate the family business aspect, this planation is literally about the plantation and slaves as property and workers for the cane. Since this plantation is one of the ones that actually has a few slave cabins preserved I expected... More 

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Oklahoma City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed the tour time for this plantation, so we just stopped and took photos. From its view though, we could tell it had been a grandeur place in its day.

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

So sorry you could not come in and learn its history! Our family has owned it since the 1870's and it is a still a working sugarcane plantation. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited St. Joseph's, along with other plantations, as part of our Mississippi river boat cruise from Memphis to New Orleans. This was probably the best tour of all. Our tour guide was a member of the family that has owned the plantation for years and she was obviously very proud of their work in restoring and running the plantation.... More 

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Pearl River
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great plantation. Film on growing sugar. Financial basis of the Plantation is explained very well. History of the house and the families is very interested. The family has owned the house since 1877.

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Columbia, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our annual trip to New Orleans this year we decided to venture out to the Great River Road again to see more plantations. St. Joseph is a beautiful sugar plantation that is still owned by the family who bought it immediately following the Civil War. They take great pride in their family heritage and enjoy showing the house and... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for coming to St. Joseph. I am one of those family memebers - I feel very proud to be able to share our history with you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another highlight in our trip to plantation houses. Owed and operated by the same family for many years, a tour of the house gives you an opportunity to see how the plantations were run and the issues that families had to deal with in years gone by. Requiring large fortunes and many slaves to build the properties, the wealth from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an enjoyable tour of this plantation. It was a private tour as we were the only ones there right at 10. Very nice. The tour guide was great and very informative. The People who work at this plantation are all family members from the plantation itself. The grounds are beautiful and you can feel the history! We... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. I am also a family member and loved your nice response. We hope you will come again! Maureen More 

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