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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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A family's grand effort to preserve their family heritage!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Winnemucca, Nevada
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Winnemucca, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Cassville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Really enjoyed out trip to St. Joseph plantation. We were lucky to have Kat as our tour guide, who is one of the owners. You start out with a short film explaining sugar cane farming (they still farm 1000 acres of the 2500 on this massive place) then your guide will take you to each room of the 2nd floor,... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I will tell Kat how much you enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Not sure what Plantation Curator 2 reviewed, but it certainly was not of St Joseph Plantation. After visiting many plantations in a short period of time, I'm sure your review was an unintentional and honest error. StJoseph is not under construction, the tour is around 1 hour starting with an indepth film on sugar cane processing. The first part of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant tour led by family descendants , who weave a fabric of the community over the last centy

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

We are glad that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Utica, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is an antebellum sugar plantation that is now owned and operated by the family that took it over after the Civil War. The main house is under "restoration" and there are slave cabins on the grounds that you can walk around but not enter. I recommend going into the shop in the main house and asking for a plan... More 

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

I am so sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. I am not sure what you mean by "Main house." We own two homes - Felicity and St. Joseph. These are two separate plantation homes. Felicity is under restoration and has never been open to the public. It is not part of the tour. It's buildings are not open... More 

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