New Orleans: St. Joseph Plantation Guided Tour

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Visit one of the last operating sugar cane plantations in Louisiana. Learn about its long history whilst an expert guide leads you through a tour of the home and expansive grounds.


  • Develop a deeper understanding of this significant historical site
  • Experience a hands-on mansion tour with full access to each room
  • Discover expansive grounds open for self-paced tours
  • Visit one of the last few working sugar cane plantations in Louisiana
  • Learn of the history of the plantation during a walking tour


Discover a site of historical and cultural significance during a tour of the St. Joseph Plantation tour. Follow your guide as you explore the expansive grounds and learn of the place's long history. Visit one of the few fully intact working sugar cane plantations in the River Parishes. Understand the site's historical significance as you discover the plantation's 2,500 acres, built in the 1830s. Discover the history of this family-owned plantation as one of the tour guides gives you a detailed tour of the home and farm, and shares the history of the many people who lived here. After the tour, feel free to take a self-guided tour of numerous outbuildings, including original slave cabins, a detached kitchen, blacksmith’s shop, carpenter’s shed, and schoolhouse. This plantation, and its sister property Felicity Plantation, was the location for several films, notably '12 Years a Slave', “All The King's Men”, 'The Skeleton Key' and 'Queen Sugar'.


1-hour guided tour of St. Joseph Plantation home and grounds Self-guided tour of garden and numerous outbuildings Local taxes

Important Information

  • From October 1st through November 3rd, experience “The Creole Mourning Tour” as the house is dressed for deep mourning and witness live re-enactments of portrayals of the people who lived on the plantation and their mourning customs
  • Visitors are encouraged to take a picnic lunch to enjoy under the oak trees after the tour

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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