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Sugar Plantation Tour

10 Reviews | New Orleans, USA

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St. Joseph Plantation was purchased in a post-civil War sheriff’s sale by Joseph Waguespack and has remained in the extended family since. The family has worked to preserve the history of the home and farm so that the stories of those who lived there and worked the land could be told. The home and it's land have also been featured on several film and tv projects. Visitors are invited to learn more about life on a sugar plantation as well as get a glimpse into the making of some favorite film and tv productions.

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Average 4.20 out of 5 stars based on 10 verified reviews from Cool New Orleans and TripAdvisor

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jeffrey m, Jun 2021 Verified
Very nice relaxing tour with very knowledgeable guides. not as big or opulent ad others but we'll worth the vist, never felt rushed and you are allowed to take pictures inside
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cristinaaO1544RP, Apr 2021 Verified
Our host was most welcoming and took her time to answer questions and give us as much history as the time would allow. The admission was fair for the attention and time allowed on the grounds for viewing and pictures. Will recommend to friends and family and look forward to Felicity planataion when it opens.
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TravelerNycnyc, Jan 2021 Verified
Kat, our tour guide and descendent of former owners, was extremely informative about the home, land, enslaved persons, and sugar industry.
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957terret, Nov 2020 Verified
This was our favorite plantation. Love that we could take pictures inside. Love the history. Love that family still lives on the property. House was decorated in mourning, due to covid-19 there were no actors for the reenactment that happens in October through November 3rd. We will visit again when we can see them. Awesome for people of all ages.
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sewardohana, Sep 2020 Verified
Very interesting tour that laid out the history of sugar cane farming during the 1800s and beyond. The tour guide was excellent and very informative!!
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87zavannahr, Sep 2020 Verified
The nice woman kat gave us an amazing tour! We went to oak alley first and then decided to stop and look and the women were so sweet we decided to take this one as well completely different then oak alley this is about how a family turned their home into a beautiful tour about history and family story’s and it was a 10/10!
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dchawk216, Sep 2020 Verified
The tour of the house was very interesting on learning some facts about plantation life that I didn’t know. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and loved being ask questions. The house was in very good shape and there were several out buildings that you could tour on your own.
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jamesrR5878BQ, Jul 2020 Verified
Tour guide was so awesome and so, so knowledgeable. It is so very different than many other plantation tours - it is a MUST SEE. If you go to any of the New Orleans Plantations, you have to make it to the St. Joseph Plantation, even if your visit only has time for one! It is well worth the drive and you will not be disappointed. The way this Plantation "remains in the family" until this day, is so very special.
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Jackie R, Mar 2021 Verified
I was very disheartened by this tour. I made the assumption that it would focus on slavery and the atrocities that occurred on plantations, however, it focused on the house and the plantation family and their wealth. Barely a mention of slaves. There were slave cabins on the property, and they weren’t even part of the tour, we were told at the end that we could go look at them if we wanted. I thought this would be an educational tour but it felt like propaganda. I regretted supporting the plantation with our entrance fee.
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sjuneb016, Nov 2020 Verified
It is a beautiful piece of land, but we decided against going inside as it was expensive and we planned on touring a couple of other plantations that day as well. The closer to the main house offered a better situation, but going out past the filming vans was severely disappointing. The buildings were clearly abandoned, with collapsing floors and trash everywhere. I don't know what the positive reviews were describing, but these structures were hazardous to say the least. I have several photos that I will add once they have been developed. I am not trying to deter people from visiting or bash the groundskeepers, but I was so disappointed. A lovely gift shop with very friendly people, but once we left the house there was nothing worth an $8 ticket to tour. There was one historical sign with information that we could find anywhere on the exterior grounds, cited from Wikipedia. Maybe if we had been willing to shell the expensive fare for an interior tour I would have given it a better review, but even a partial ticket should have warranted a proper tour.

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