Felicity Plantation Guided Tour in Vacherie, Louisiana

3535 LA-18Vacherie, LA 70090
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Total Price: $28.98 (USD)


Go back in time on the Felicity Plantation tour—sister plantation to St. Joseph and part of the Louisiana Sugarcane Museum. Built in 1844–1847, it was the filming location for Skeleton Key and 12 Years a Slave and remains a working sugarcane farm. See its stunning scenery, Greek Revival-Creole architecture, and learn about its old dwellers’ rich history.

1-2.5 hour 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Vacherie Travel Experts
  • A family-owned, operating sugar cane plantation on the west bank of the Mississippi River.
  • The Felicity Plantation guided tour lasts for approximately one hour. Plantation grounds are self-guided and at your own pace.
  • Upgrade to the combination tour of both Felicity and St. Joseph Plantations and explore them both in 2.5 hours.
  • On weekends in October, St. Joseph Plantation hosts a Creole Mourning Tour featuring customs and rituals of 18th and 19th-century Creole Louisiana.
  • Tickets include admission, a guided tour of the plantation home, and a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and outbuildings.
  • See the exhibits within the plantation to get a glimpse into life on a sugar plantation and the rich history of its old dwellers.
  • Family-friendly and admission is free for children five (5) years old and below.
  • Parking is free at the plantation.


from Felicity Plantation Guided Tour
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Felicity Plantation, an enchanting sugarcane plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Uncover the fascinating stories of the plantation's origins, built between 1844 and 1847 by Valcour Aime as a wedding gift.

Felicity Plantation is part of the Louisiana Sugarcane Museum. The home is a beautiful combination of Greek Revival with strong Creole influence. Like St. Joseph, sugarcane is still farmed here today. The Waguespack family bought it 1877, and in 1901 a corporation was formed to include both St. Joseph and Felicity and the 2500 acres. It is still owned by this corporation today.

In addition being a working sugarcane farm, Felicity's grounds are known for several renowned film and TV projects such as Skeleton Key, 12 Years a Slave, parts of the remake of Roots, Underground, and Filthy Rich.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Felicity Plantation Guided Tour

How long is the Felicity Plantation tour?

The guided tour of the plantation house lasts about one (1) hour.

What does my Felicity Plantation ticket include?

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

Is this tour suitable for children?

Yes, the Felicity Plantation is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Children under five (5) years old are admitted free.

What should I bring?

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

Are there any restrictions?

Due to the historic nature of the plantation home, access to the second floor is by stairs only. Adults must accompany guests below 18 years old.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?

Only the first floor of Felicity Plantation home is accessible for wheelchairs—there's a ramp at the back. The second floor, which has a large portion of the tour, is only accessible by stairs.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes, if you select the combination tour, the St. Joseph Plantation has picnic tables you can use if you bring food.