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.

Booking Details:

Once you purchase the tickets online, print off the voucher or show the confirmation details from your mobile device for entry. Please have a valid ID with you to confirm your order if needed. Departure Details
Directions are listed above from New Orleans to each plantation and then back to the city. Customers will receive a voucher granting entry into the plantation. Plantation ticket office opens at 9:30AM and tours start at 10AM running every hour on the hour throughout the day until the last tour departs at 3PM.

Duration
Varies

Parking
Public parking is available at the plantation.

Inclusions
● Ticket for entry
● Narrated tour
● Self-guided walking tour (map provided)

Exclusions
● Gratuities (optional)
● Transportation
● Snacks and beverages (optional)

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 9:30AM and tours start at 10AM 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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  • Jeanne Kearns USA about 14 days ago

    Excellent

    Our 3rd trip to St. Joseph Plantation. Our guide, Sylvia, was wonderful. She was friendly, informative, and patient with the children. We enjoyed being able to tour the grounds and the home with very little being off limits to the public. They have accommodations for picnic lunch which we took advantage of, as well as Sylvia's recommendation of walking along the levee to get a wonderful view. We'll be back!

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  • Shannon USA about 23 days ago

    Plantation

    Had a easy experience using tripshock. Fast and reliable. Also had a coupon promo code which saved us money.

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  • James USA about 26 days ago

    Wonderful Visit

    The best thing about St. Joseph Plantation was being guided from room to room by a member of the family that owns and runs this working sugar cane plantation. There is much rich history here. And being there for the Mourning Tour was extra special. Highly recommend this over the more commercialized operations.

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  • Management Response, about 24 days ago

    Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our home. Come back again.

  • Angele Miller USA about 27 days ago

    A must see

    Wonderful experience! Everyone should visit

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  • Liz USA about 1 month ago

    Great Personalized Tour at St. Joseph's Plantation

    This was one of the best plantation tours I have done. Silvia Ziringue was very knowledgeable about the history of the families who owned the property and had quite a few anecdotes about descendants still living in the area. Highly recommended!

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  • Ft Walton Beach, FL about 2 months ago

    I love the fact this is still a working plantation with family ties!

    Finding the plantation was easy and checking into the gift shop was a breeze. Our tour guide Sylvia gave us an amazing tour around the house and it was wonderful to see so much original hardware on the doors, original glass and family owned furniture throughout the home. It really surprised me to learn that this home is still owned/operated by family members and still is a working plantation! I think knowing that family is still acting as tour guides themselves is a serious testament to time and a true family bond. Even the pictures on the walls are actual family members. The home has only been open to tours since 2004 but was built around 1830! My only regret is that we came a few days too early for their Mourning Tour. In the month of October they offer their "Mourning Tours" where staff... read more

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  • Andre Saint mleux USA about 2 months ago

    Good

    Very interesting tour good people

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  • United States about 2 months ago

    Must See!

    The plantation was one of my favorites. There still lies the original manor home, detached kitchen, slave cabins, blacksmith shop, and carpenters shop. Most of the tour guides are also part owners who are related to the families who built/owned the plantation throughout history. The tour guide was super friendly and learned a lot of information. You're able to walk fully into all of the rooms, and even touch some things. I was able to ask questions, no matter how ridiculous, the guide answered them with the best of her knowledge. A must-see!

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  • United States about 2 months ago

    Very Authentic Experience

    The lady that gave us the tour was part of the family that owned the plantation. She also made note that most of the people that are part of the plantation currently are family members. I personally liked her tour just because she was easier to follow and was really passionate about the house. However, this tour is really more about the sugar cane and plantation and less about the history of the slaves. There was slavery information mentioned on occasion to show you what kind of conditions they lived in and what they were put through but that wasn’t the focus of this tour.

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  • Joshua Rodriguez USA about 4 months ago

    Beautiful place rich in history

    Very beautiful home and property. Our tour guide was just amazing. Very informative tour. The house was gorgeous. I can't say enough about this place. It's just beautiful beyond words.

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