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St. Joseph Plantation

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Address: 3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
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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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Nice tour of old Family home

Starts off with film on sugar production and talk on the history of the property. Tour of the old home was guided and very interesting told by a descendant of property owner from... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
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Valrico, Florida
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Did not feel it was value for money, there are better plantation houses in the area. Our original review was blocked for some reason by trip advisor, if you read a previous post by a lady from Bristol, U.K., we fully understand where she is coming from.

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Valrico, Florida
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Starts off with film on sugar production and talk on the history of the property. Tour of the old home was guided and very interesting told by a descendant of property owner from after the civil war. Nice artifacts also one area has exposed wall showing the old construction . After the guided tour you are free to roam the... More 

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

So happy enjoyed seeing our home. We love sharing the history of this home and its family. Come back, again! More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were given an awesome tour this week. It took a little over an hour. We were shown every room. We learned about how people lived before electricity and running water; we were taught about sugar cane, and we learned how it was made back then and now. This plantation and its sister plantation, Felicity, are wonderful icons of days... More 

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

Thank you for coming and we are so happy that we enjoyed your visit. Maureen More 

Evansville, Indiana
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

while visiting New Orleans in dec 2016 my wife & I visited this plantation. built around 1830 it has been kept in good condition all these years. the tour guide shared great history with us. well worth your time.

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Winnemucca, Nevada
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Owned and operated as a working sugar cane plantation by the same family for over 100 years. The story here is all about family particularly, after the civil war and the ability of a family to work together to preserve their heritage. Not as busy as Oak Alley or Laura Plantations there is a good chance to get a personal... More 

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your tour and hope you can return! Maureen More 

Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I was disappointed in the house itself. It is big, but not grand. It was nice however to hear about the generations of the family that have lived there and farmed the sugar cane fields.

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

Our family has owned the house since 1877 - thus our emphasis is on post Civil War. We like to depict what it was to live on a Plantation in the days after the Civil War. We depict the life of a sugarcane farmer and his family during the period from 1877 - present. Life on the Plantation during this... More 

Winter Haven
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have wanted to visit a southern plantation house and as I got a deal on Groupon I picked this one It is about and hours drive from New Orleans through lots of empty looking scenery Once we arrived it became apparent we were the only ones there, we booked in for the tour and then looked around outside, which... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We live in New Orleans and after hearing my friend rave about this tour, my husband and I decided to purchase a groupon and experience it for ourselves! We were not disappointed! St. Joseph Plantation started as a working sugar cane plantation in the early 1800's and continues in operation today. What was most impressive to me is the same... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I've toured many plantation homes and lots of historic homes across the country, but the tour we had today was one of the best I've ever experienced. Our guide was one of the direct descendants of the man who purchased this sugar plantation in 1877, and it continues to be a working sugar plantation to this day. This tour isn't... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited last Friday. Tour was fantastic. Tour guide Sylvia was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. Loved that nothing was off limits. Got to see everything. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

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

We are so glad that you enjoyed the visit. Come back anytime. More 

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