St. Joseph Plantation Tour
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, 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 - and beyond! 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, our sister plantation on our property:
ALL THE KING’S MEN - SKELETON KEY - 12 YEARS A SLAVE - UNDERGROUND (TV SERIES) for WGN - QUARRY (TV SERIES) for cinemax - ROOTS REMAKE For History, Lifetime and A& E channels - QUEEN SUGAR (Oprah Network - OWN) - MUDBOUND (Movie)
→ Many tours guided by family members themselves 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.
→ Explore original slave cabins, detached kitchen, schoolroom, blacksmith shop and many more.
→ Learn about the sugar cane industry in South Louisiana.
Booking Details:Once purchased please make sure to have your confirmation number available on your mobile device to begin your tour. Directions are listed above from New Orleans to each plantation and then back to the city. Parking is available at both plantations.
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.
Public parking is available at the plantation.
● Ticket for entry
● Narrated tour
● Self-guided walking tour (map provided)
● Gratuities (optional)
● Snacks and beverages (optional)
● Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only.
● 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.
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. Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking.