Welcome to St. Joseph Plantation
A Louisiana Family Owned Sugar Plantation ~ Vacherie, LA
St. Joseph Plantation presents its Annual “Mourning Tour"The tour runs from October 1st through November 2nd. The plantation home is dressed in full “deep mourning”.
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 (including our “sister” plantation, Felicity), 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." Many tours are guided by family members themselves.
Lovingly restored by volunteers consisting of family members and friends; the plantation is just one way we have preserved our heritage as well as our family. Our guests experience the delicious breezes floating through the house due to cross ventilation. However, during those long, hot, summer days, you will be able to enjoy our tour in air-conditioned comfort. To complete your experience, St. Joseph Plantation gift shop offers visitors many one of a kind items including paintings and unique gifts crafted by talented family members.