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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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Awesome Plantation.

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... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We didn't have enough time to tour the plantation, but I had to get a picture as we drove by. I love the movie and was extremely excited when I found out it's location.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We were on the first tour of the day and the only ones there. Our tour guide was amazing. She shared all kinds of family and local history with us. While the house is much simpler than some of the other platoon houses, this was definitely tjeost enjoyable and informative tour we took.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a older plantation, built on mid 1850s. This plantation is still an operating sugar cane farm. Creates an interesting contrast between todays highly automated processes and the early days of sugar cane production. Current family members provided the tours.

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The plantation visit was informative. The mourning tour was conducted by actors, some who were descendants of original owners. Very enjoyable.

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

Thank you so much for the review! We love hearing from you. Thank you. More 

St. Marys, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

What an exciting day to make the trip back to the River Road to meet family that has owned St Joseph and Felicity Plantations for a century and a half and continue to run them both as a successful sugar cane business. The Creole Plantation house is very much worth seeing, and especially interesting this fall as the house is... More 

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Metairie, Louisiana
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I enjoyed visiting the site but the special "Mourning Tour" was a bit disappointing. It states in the description that it is a tour about 18th and 19th century mourning traditions, but it was about Victorian era customs only. when a visitor asked what traditions were practiced prior to this, the guide said she had "no idea." Also, there seemed... More 

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