For those that want an authentic southern experience, a visit to the St. Joseph Plantation is a must. One of the few remaining fully intact sugar cane plantations in the south, St. Joseph plantation includes original slave cabins, a detached kitchen, blacksmith’s shop, carpenter’s shed, the main manor home, and a schoolhouse that fully rounds out the plantation experience.
Built in 1880, this amazing antebellum plantation and manicured gardens is appreciated by museum goers for providing one of the most opulent offerings of what life was like in the pre Civil War south when the sugar cane industry was booming. A unique look into a living past, a walk through the St. Joseph Plantation is a walk through time as you enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the many interesting people who have called this plantation "Home." Many tours are even guided by family members themselves.
St. Joseph Plantation is located at 3535 Louisiana 18 in Vacherie and is open Thursday through Tuesday. Tours run at 10am, 11am, noon, 1, 2 and 3pm. Admission costs $18 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 13-18) and $8 for children 6-12.