St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie, LA

3535 LA-18Vacherie, LA 70090
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Explore St. Joseph Plantation, a real working cane sugar plantation and filming location for numerous TV shows and films. Tour the house and grounds, original slave cabins, blacksmith’s shop, schoolhouse, and more. Take a fascinating glimpse into life on a sugar plantation and the lives of the free and enslaved people who've lived there throughout its history.

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Good To Know

  • A family-owned, working sugar cane plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • The guided tour lasts approximately one hour. Plantation grounds are self-guided and at your own pace.
  • Tickets include admission, guided tour of the plantation home, and self-guided walking tour of the grounds.
  • Weekends in October the plantation hosts "mourning tours" featuring customs and rituals of 18th and 19th century Creole Louisiana.
  • Parking is free at the plantation.


from St. Joseph Plantation
St. Joseph Plantation is one of the few fully intact sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. In addition to the Manor Home, this plantation features numerous outbuildings for travelers 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. Our property is composed of 2,500 acres and 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.

October Mourning Tour:
On weekends in October, St. Joseph Plantation 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Joseph Plantation

How long is the tour at St. Joseph Plantation?

The guided tour of the plantation house lasts about one hour.

What does my St. Joseph Plantation ticket include?

Tickets include St. Joseph Plantation admission, a guided tour of the plantation home, and self-guided walking tour of the grounds. Take in the plantation at your own pace.

Is this tour suitable for children?

Yes, the St. Joseph Plantation is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Children under 6 years old are admitted free.

What should I bring?

Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Other recommended items include sunglasses, sunscreen, umbrella or raincoat, an ID, and your camera.

Are there any restrictions?

Due to the historic nature of the plantation, access to the second floor is by stairs only. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Only the first floor of St. Joseph Plantation is accessible for wheelchairs. The second floor, which includes a large portion of the tour rooms, is only accessible by stairs.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes. St. Joseph Plantation has picnic tables that you can use if you bring your own food.