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St. Joseph Plantation

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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
+1 225-265-4078
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Small-Group Louisiana Plantations Tour from New Orleans
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oak alley” (44 reviews)
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3535 Highway 18, Vacherie, LA 70090-7073
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"sugar cane"
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"oak alley"
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"civil war"
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"our tour guide"
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"sugar production"
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"skeleton key"
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"family heritage"
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"slave cabins"
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"great river road"
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"nice little gift shop"
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"the main house"
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"new orleans"
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"nice tour"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"short film"
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"houmas house"
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Easy day trip from New Orleans to visit the plantation houses. It was great to see the other half of life before the Civil War while slavery was a welcome way of life for the owners and a brutal reality for the slaves. Visiting the...More

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you for your visit and for your response. Come back anytime. Thank you for the wonderful insight to our home.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

St. Joseph's has a very interesting history and continues its legacy of sugar cane that was started over 150 years ago. House is in great shape and shows period furniture in great shape. Tour guides have a wealth of information about the house, area and...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

My family has watched all of the movies and shows that were filmed on this plantation, so it was a real treat to visit and discuss which scenes were filmed at each location. The staff was really friendly and informative.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Quite nice place to visit sugar plantation. Its amazing to hear that the family who purchased this plantation in 1877 to now still working.

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

I am glad that you took the time to respond. Thank you for coming.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Loved this tour. So many interesting details and so beautifully presented. And there's a darling gift shop.

Thank Ellen B
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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you so much for coming and we are glad that you enjoyed the tour. Hope you will come again soon. Maureen

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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We did a tour with one of the descendent 6 generation from owner. Very cool, being able to talk with someone who really had first hand knowledge was great. The house itself if really cool. So many families raised there. Very high on my list!...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you have an opportunity to visit this plantation in October be sure to call ahead and find the dates for the Mourning Tour. It was live demonstration of the customs after the death of a resident. It was fun and informative. The plantation itself...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best tours we’ve been on. Very personalized… The tour guide was a direct descendent of the owner of the plantation after the Civil War. You get great insightful stories with amazing historical pieces!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I work at a different Plantation as a tour guide so my eye is a little different than most. My tour was great. It was performed by the only non family member on the premises at the time so her interests was more than her...More

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Maureen G, General Manager at St. Joseph Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are so happy that you enjoyed the tour. Our sugarcane is brought to the Lula/ Westfield mill and refinery. There is a new restaurant in New Orleans name Lula and it does make rum from our sugar mill. Not only does it make rum...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

We visited this plantation because it is still run by the family. We loved this tour. Although the house is not spectacular, the stories and all the items have been a part of this family since it was bought after the Civil War.The grounds have...More

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blairdaigle
2 March 2018|
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Response from St J | Property representative |
12,000 sq feet
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187067Sharon
9 March 2017|
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Response from Lauri5460 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours max. It was fun, and the tour guide made it personal.
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Sherrie F
23 November 2016|
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Response from Maureen G | Property representative |
We do include a short film about the sugar cane process. You can also ask the tour guide for more information. We have been planting cane for over 140 years. Maureen
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