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, 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)

Activity Highlights
→ 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.

Departure Details
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)
● Transportation
● Snacks and beverages (optional)

● 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. Transportation is not provided for this tour so please be sure you have transportation before booking.
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  • Joshua Rodriguez USA about 12 days 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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  • Terrence Hilliard USA about 15 days ago

    Awesome tour

    Beautiful plantation and the house was beautiful with the age of it. Kate was an awesome host and love the stories of the plantation and her family and how the history of the house came to be even before her family brought the house.

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  • Colette USA about 2 months ago


    Very disappointing!! We would rather hear about the history of the slaves and the white people. Not the history of sugar. I should went to Whitney plantation.

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  • Management Response, about 2 months ago

    Hi Collette, I'm terribly sorry to hear you were disappointed, but I will certainly share this feedback with the plantation so that they are aware. We book for several plantations and each of them are very unique from one another, focusing on different aspects. If you visit the area again, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange a tour and are happy to help you choose the right one. Best regards, TripShock! Guest Service Manager

  • Austin Holentunder USA about 3 months ago


    I would highly recommend visiting this plantation. We toured a few others in the area, in my opinion this is the best one by far!!! I love that it’s family owned and more original then the others. Compared to the other plantations in the area that give you a history lesson. At St. Joseph’s it’s more like they are sharing there family history with you! I would strongly recommend visiting if in the area!!! I’d give it 10 stars if they would let me.

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  • Florence Larbaoui USA about 4 months ago

    St Joseph plantation March 2018

    This was a great experience. Such a warm welcome and great tour guide Sylvia. History of the plantation in details and so fascinating in general. Being french ourselves, we loved the whole french history behind it. Very good tour for the money.

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  • JO-ANNE DEELEY USA about 8 months ago

    avoided slavery

    Tour guide was good but avoided the issue of slavery we thought on purpose. Tour confined to big house, you could walk out to slave quarters but no guide to converse with and outer buildings not all renovated.

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  • Management Response, about 8 months ago

    We are working on a new exhibit about the enslaved on our property. Hope you come back to visit when it finished.

  • alix houston, Texas, USA about 1 year ago

    Quite, nice location

    This tour was nice. Very quite and not as crowded as other more well know plantations in the area. I did like that because we could ask more question to the tour guide. The house was nice and the guide provides a lot of information. I wish there could have been more information on the slave quarters , but otherwise it was a good tour.

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