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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  • Andre Saint mleux USA about 2 days ago

    Good

    Very interesting tour good people

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  • United States about 11 days 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 11 days 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 3 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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  • Terrence Hilliard USA about 3 months 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 4 months ago

    Terrible

    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 4 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 6 months ago

    St.Jospeh

    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 6 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 11 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 11 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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