Reservation only. 1830 Renoudet Cottage and surrounding gardens listed in National Directory for Gardens in America and featured on Good Morning America. Gardens include fountains, pond and bridge, native south Louisiana plants and over 100 varieties of antique roses.
Daily 9AM-5PM. Last house tour 4PM. Admission. Guided tours of the Joseph Jefferson Home (ca. 1870), a grand architectural masterpiece built as a hunting lodge and painting studio for famous 19th century actor, Joseph Jefferson, who portrayed Rip Van Winkle. Rip's Rookery and semi-tropical garden surrounding beautiful Lake Peigneur. Film of the 1980 catastrophe on the lake. Café, B&B and gift shop.
Daily 9AM-5PM. Admission. Jungle Gardens, home of "Bird City", founded by E. A. McIlhenny, is a three mile driving tour around the remains of an unusual nursery. It's 170 acres of extraordinary, beautiful, strange, and useful plants, as well as a refuge for many animal species of special concern. Customized bird tours for individuals and groups.
7 days a week by reservation. Admission. Customized bird tours for individuals and groups. Whether you are a devoted birder or a casual observer you can join resident tour guide, Elias Landry, in a search for migrating songbirds, shorebirds, and birds of prey. Each tour is designed to give guests an unforgettable birding experience while enjoying the most beautiful and remote areas of the gardens. With a vast array of amazing landscapes, great infrastructure and a sense of adventure, its no surprise Jungle Gardens is a great destination for bird watching.
March through April, stroll New Iberia's award-winning Main Street where azaleas frame moss draped oak trees, stately homes and quaint cottages along Bayou Teche. Click on website below to download the self-guided driving tour map of the azalea trail or pick up a print copy at the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Mon-Sat 10AM-4PM. Last tour 3:15PM. Admission. Built for a wealthy sugar planter in 1834, the Shadows-on-the-Teche was home to four generations before becoming a National Trust Historic Site. Live oaks draped with Spanish moss cast shadows on the house, gardens and Bayou Teche. Family letters and furnishings present an authentic picture of life in the 19th and 20th century. A good selection of regional books and local art can be found in the museum shop.