What we chose to do
We found TripShock when booking our tour for St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, LA.
We booked about a week in advance.
Touring plantations is a hobby we enjoy for the history, beauty, and education.
We drove from our hometown to Vacherie.
Sylvia, our guide was warm, friendly, informative, and wonderful with the children.
St. Joseph Plantation is unique in that the same family has owned and operated it since the late 18th century. Most of the staff are descendants and offer first hand accounts and share personal memories of this majestic place.
The house is furnished with the actual family's belongings and no room is off limits to the public. The grounds offer several out buildings to be self toured.
The family's Catholic faith is evident throughout the home and stories of the family.
They have a wonderful little gift shop with locally made treats, keepsakes, and books. There are several picnic tables in the rear of the home for picnic lunches.
I definitely would recommend this activity with children or without. There is something for everyone.