Time to see St. Joseph Plantation

Published 11:45 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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VACHERIE — St. Joseph Plantation is presenting its Annual Mourning Tour.

The tour runs from Oct. 2 through Nov. 4. The plantation home is dressed in full “deep mourning.”

Black crepe drape and wreath adorn the front doors. Pianos and organ are closed; mirrors covered, white candles and flowers accentuate the black-draped coffin, which is placed in the main hall as was the old Creole custom of home visitation.

Each room of the plantation home is decorated according to these prescribed customs.

Incorporated into the regular house tour, St. Joseph Plantation family members and friends explain these old customs and rituals, which are all so very important in understanding the rich history and culture of Old Creole Louisiana and should not be forgotten.

Please call or email for more information or to set up a tour.

Visit stjosephplantation.com, call 225-265-4078 or email stjoe@stjosephplantation.net.