St. Joseph Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation
4.5
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • chnalvr
    Seattle, Washington43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful grounds and main house. More information about the enslaved people is needed.
    I visited both St. Joseph and Felicity plantations on a combined ticket and tour. The houses and grounds are in excellent condition. My tour guide was very flexible, willing to answer every one of my numerous questions. The one part of both tours that could be improved upon is including much more information and personal stories of the enslaved people who toiled on both properties, rather than so much information about the enslavers.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 14, 2023
  • sdp34
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida93 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour of Felicity Plantation with Jacob as our Guide
    A group of 8 of us did the Felicity Plantation house tour and not St. Joseph's as we were pressed for time. It is very beautiful and worth the money. The tour guide, Jacob was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and really went above and beyond. Felicity is close to Oak Alley Plantation and you can easily do both those plantations in the same day. There is AC in the house which definitely made it more enjoyable in the heat of summer. There were numerous movies and TV shows filmed there-including the Roots remake, Skeleton Key and Queen Sugar. As a side note, they offer a tour of both St. Joseph and Felicity as they are "sister" plantations although we only had time for one. You will check in for your tour at St. Jospehs plantation and are able to buy a bottle of water there. Then you drive from St. Joseph's to Felicity which is about 2 mins down the road.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Alison Sims
    Virginia Beach, Virginia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Felicity Plantation Tour with Mrs. Sylvia
    We toured St. Joseph plantation last year and loved it so much we decided to come back when the sister grounds, Felicity Plantation, re-opened after Hurricane Ida. Mrs. Sylvia took us on the tour (one she wrote and put together herself for the plantation) and it was absolutely wonderful. St. Joseph & Felicity are family owned/run and the feel of the tour is much preferred to than other larger plantations on river road. Family stories are shared alongside historical details and merge into a visit that makes you feel and understand what it was like living in the home. Both are also filled with filming locations for many movies and tv shows which was cool to see and recognize. Absolutely terrific! Thank you Mrs. Sylvia.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
  • Meghan
    Salt Lake City, Utah6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great stop for history lovers
    This is a wonderful location! The house is a treasure. It is a great example of plantations on the 'German Coast,' but also has many unique characteristics (especially as pertains to family history and architecture), which adds to the personal charm of the property. Adrian, our guide, is a real gem! Very well informed, welcoming, and enthusiastically shared her knowledge with us (even taking extra time with us to answer our many questions).
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Ana D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A time-travel experience.
    It was a gorgeous day & the grounds were fabulous! Not to mention, a beautiful home! Our tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable. As she shared the history of this beautiful home it’s like I traveled in time. It’s as if my mind was transported into the time period. I loved that she shared stories shared by some descendants of previous inhabitants of the plantation home. My daughter & I had a wonderful time & recommend touring St. Joseph Plantation to everyone!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 13, 2024
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Ana D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was a gorgeous day & the grounds were fabulous! Not to mention, a beautiful home!
Our tour guide was amazing, knowledgeable. As she shared the history of this beautiful home it’s like I traveled in time. It’s as if my mind was transported into the time period.
I loved that she shared stories shared by some descendants of previous inhabitants of the plantation home.
My daughter & I had a wonderful time & recommend touring St. Joseph Plantation to everyone!
Written February 13, 2024
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Meghan
Salt Lake City, UT6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
This is a wonderful location! The house is a treasure. It is a great example of plantations on the 'German Coast,' but also has many unique characteristics (especially as pertains to family history and architecture), which adds to the personal charm of the property. Adrian, our guide, is a real gem! Very well informed, welcoming, and enthusiastically shared her knowledge with us (even taking extra time with us to answer our many questions).
Written December 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alison Sims
Virginia Beach, VA8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We toured St. Joseph plantation last year and loved it so much we decided to come back when the sister grounds, Felicity Plantation, re-opened after Hurricane Ida. Mrs. Sylvia took us on the tour (one she wrote and put together herself for the plantation) and it was absolutely wonderful. St. Joseph & Felicity are family owned/run and the feel of the tour is much preferred to than other larger plantations on river road. Family stories are shared alongside historical details and merge into a visit that makes you feel and understand what it was like living in the home. Both are also filled with filming locations for many movies and tv shows which was cool to see and recognize. Absolutely terrific! Thank you Mrs. Sylvia.
Written October 19, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sdp34
Fort Lauderdale, FL93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
A group of 8 of us did the Felicity Plantation house tour and not St. Joseph's as we were pressed for time. It is very beautiful and worth the money. The tour guide, Jacob was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and really went above and beyond. Felicity is close to Oak Alley Plantation and you can easily do both those plantations in the same day. There is AC in the house which definitely made it more enjoyable in the heat of summer. There were numerous movies and TV shows filmed there-including the Roots remake, Skeleton Key and Queen Sugar. As a side note, they offer a tour of both St. Joseph and Felicity as they are "sister" plantations although we only had time for one. You will check in for your tour at St. Jospehs plantation and are able to buy a bottle of water there. Then you drive from St. Joseph's to Felicity which is about 2 mins down the road.
Written September 11, 2023
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chnalvr
Seattle, WA43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I visited both St. Joseph and Felicity plantations on a combined ticket and tour. The houses and grounds are in excellent condition. My tour guide was very flexible, willing to answer every one of my numerous questions. The one part of both tours that could be improved upon is including much more information and personal stories of the enslaved people who toiled on both properties, rather than so much information about the enslavers.
Written August 14, 2023
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Kean S
Oak Point, TX18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Our docent, Seth, was very knowledgeable and an excellent guide for both, St. Joseph and Felicity, Plantation homes. His background as a Louisiana native and a scholar of history increased our enjoyment.
Written July 3, 2023
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Jewel R
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
This was the second time I have visited the property and have loved it both times. I believe this is such a gem. We were the only ones in our tour group and had plenty of time to ask questions with our friendly and knowledgeable guide. The previous time I was there, it was the same and our guide was a family member who remembered visits to property when her family lived there in the past. I would highly recommend St. Joseph's and Felicity.
Written June 20, 2023
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Regina N
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
The tour was good, got a lot of information. One of the family member was the gids. Telling about her family. Also films and series, just location plantage to film there.
It's sad that slavery and everything really happened until 1977.
Written June 14, 2023
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Stu B
Columbia, MD236 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
As a life long student of history, I was disappointed in our tour. To me, the tour discussed the business of sugar production, the ways and means of the various owners, but very little about on whose backs the wealth was amassed. There was discussion of the antebellum period, and from 1877 onward. What happened at the end of the Civil War, and what happened to the house and grounds during Reconstruction? Our guide was knowledgeable about the family, and the family reunions on the property at certain times of the year. But very little about the slaves, their conditions, etc. More needs to be provided.
Written April 13, 2023
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Hally W
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My husband and I have visited most of the New Orleans plantations, having traveled to NOLA several times over the years. This was our first time to St. Joseph. We took my parents with us, as this was their first visit to New Orleans. We enjoyed the video about the process of farming sugar cane; my parents are farmers. And, we very much enjoyed the tour by a native of the area. The tour group was small; it was just us four. We enjoyed the pace and the knowledge of the guide, and we appreciated that this plantation is still working and owned entirely by family members. We watched a movie later that evening that had been partially filmed there. While St. Joseph is less grand, the experience was very personal and the information better than that shared by one of the very large ones nearby.
Written March 26, 2023
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