St. Joseph Plantation, Vacherie

Built circa 1830, St. Joseph has been in our family since 1877 when purchased by Joseph Waguespack.

135 years later, St. Joe continues to operate as a working sugar cane planation.

When touring, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that your tour guide is a direct descendant of Joseph Waguespack.

Located on Hwy. 18 (River Rd.) we are nestled between our neighbors, Laura Plantation and Oak Alley, which is only steps away.
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  • Took my 12 year old son on this tour. It was very interesting to hear about life back then. Wasn’t much info about the slavery side of things. Property was neat to explore and very friendly staff.  more »
  • The house is well kept and impressive. There are so many many plantations to visit that it is difficult to know which one to visit It deserves at least to stop by to admire it from the outside  more »
  • Loved the time we spent here! We decided to try St. Joseph plantation tour because of the affordable prices (check for Groupon discounts!) and great reviews. I am happy to say those reviews were all true-- we felt that St. Joseph offered an accurate perspective of what life was like on the plantations through the last few centuries. The home and grounds are well-maintained, and our tour guide Sylvia had a wealth of knowledge and personal stories to share. After our wonderful and personalized one-hour tour, we explored the grounds and gift shop. Sylvia also had tips on where to get good views of the Mississippi River past the levy. We also walked by neighboring Oak Alley Plantation, and could see that though beautiful, it was much more crowded and not as "real-life" as what we saw at St. Joseph. Would recommend this plantation to anyone!
  • A wonderful old plantation chock-full of history since its building and of the surrounding land. this particular plantation was used in the filming of the exceptional movie "12 years a Slave." Terrific photographic opportunities abound throughout this entire plantation. If visiting New Orleans, this is definitely a must visit. Highly recommend!
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