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LA, New Orleans > Plantation Tours
07/18/2019 ~ 07/24/2019
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St. Joseph Plantation Tour

Guided Tours Lead By Family Members!

St. Joseph Plantation is one of the few fully-intact sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. Visitors will explore the plantation home, original slave cabins, detached kitchen, blacksmith's shop, carpenter's shed, and schoolhouse. Take a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation, "home."

Activity Highlights
  • Guided tours by family members that have owned the property since the 1870's
  • Drive yourself and take in the plantation at your own pace
  • Learn about the sugar cane industry in South Louisiana
  • Children under 6 are free of charge

Duration: Varies

What's Included
  • Ticket for entry
  • Guided tour of St Joseph Plantation Narrated tour
  • Self-guided walking tour (map provided)
Restrictions
  • Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
Additional information

● Picnic tables are provided for those that want to bring picnic lunches.
● To complete your experience, St. Joseph plantation gift shop offers visitors many items including paintings and unique gifts had crafted by family members and local artists.
● Children under 6 are free of charge.
● Rates are per person and include all taxes. Rates do not include gratuity to guides.

Cancellation policy

Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. Plantation ticket office opens at 9:15AM with the first tour starting at 9:30AM then running every hour on the hour throughout the day until the last tour departs at 3PM. Tours are on a first come first serve basis. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.

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A Labor of Love!
about 1 month ago
We really enjoyed our tour of St Joseph Plantation... We were amazed at how much work had been done to restore the plantation. Equally as amazing is the fact that three families, all descendants of plantation owners, have banded together to ensure that their plantations continue to produce sugar cane crops in the families’ tradition. Miss Diane was a wonderful and gracious guide, and is certainly not afraid of hard work. And her personal recollections and stories of her family’s history provided a unique perspective to our tour: it wasn’t just history, it was something near and dear to her heart! We thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and recommend this tour to anyone wishing to not only learn about the history of a plantation, but actually see one in action!
lisa m
Plantation Home Tour
about 1 month ago
My tour guide was exceptional. Very informative and welcoming. I appreciated all of the information and being able to walk around the grounds when the tour was over. Also, the information on sugar cane farming was great! I study farming so I appreciated that piece. Thank you so much!
Ilene B
Plantation tour
about 2 months ago
Very lovely tour by a competent and knowledgeable guide.
Sherry W
Wonderful experience
about 3 months ago
This tour is very unique given that the family is giving the tours. They have owned and run this working plantation since 1877! My tour guide was awesome giving very obscure and little known facts. What I liked the best about this tour is once it's over (an hour) you can roam the grounds by yourself which is perfect for those visitors on a tight schedule. I would recommend this tour over some of the bigger tour groups any day.
Kimberly L