St. Joseph Plantation Tour

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St. Joseph Plantation is one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. In addition to the Manor Home, we have numerous outbuildings for you to explore. These include original slave cabins, a detached kitchen, blacksmith ’s shop, carpenter’s shed, and schoolhouse. Several buildings have been moved to their present location from another part of the property, but most remain exactly where they were built. Composed of 2500 acres, our property stretches back from the Mississippi River as far as the eye can see. 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."

A number of films have been shot at St. Joseph and Felicity, the sister plantation on the property they include, ALL THE KING’S MEN, SKELETON KEY, MUDBOUND, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, UNDERGROUND (TV SERIES), QUARRY (TV SERIES), QUEEN SUGAR (TV SERIES), and the ROOTS REMAKE.

Activity Highlights
→ Guided tours by family members that have owned the property since the 1870s
→ Drive yourself and take in the plantation at your own pace
→ Historical and Education Tour of St. Joseph Plantation
→ Learn about the sugar cane industry in South Louisiana
→ Children under 6 are free of charge

Our Creole Mourning Tour takes place October 1st through November 3rd

Featuring the customs and rituals of 18th and 19th century Creole Louisiana. The house will be “dressed in full deep mourning”, according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning. On the weekends of October 6th - 7th and October 20th - 21st we will have live characters portraying some of the people that lived at St. Joseph and their mourning customs. You will be both educated and entertained by these live re-enactments.

St. Joseph Plantation Tour


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