Swamp tours and guided fishing freshwater trips.
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.
Kite boarding and stand-up paddle boarding rentals, sales and lessons. Guided scenic paddle boarding tours.
Thurs-Sat 10AM-4PM. By appointment for groups. Admission. State-of-the-art museum with a permanent collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the region telling the story of a growing city, its people, culture and industry, all centered around the "snake-like" curves of the Bayou Teche.
Bunk Johnson was a Jazz musician who lived in New Iberia and is credited for teaching Louis Armstrong and other Jazz legends. Learn more about Bunk Johnson and his music in the historical collection hosted at the Iberia Parish Library's Main branch. Visit his grave at St. Edward's Cemetery, as well as the Memorial Plaza dedicated to his memory on Hopkins Street. Attend the Bunk Johnson Festival held every spring.
Take a self-guided walking tour and discover Sugar City's rich history. Download the map or pick it up at the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau or the Jeanerette Museum.
Mon 8AM-5PM. Community supported urban food farm focused on pesticide-free, bio-dynamic, and space intensive food growing practices. Open Mondays for tours, guest gardening and 'harvest your own' farm stand. Reservation required for large groups or for alternate dates to visit.
Experience the setting captured in the famed Detective Dave Robicheaux' novels of award-winning author James Lee Burke who, as a child, spent his summers in New Iberia. Self-guided walking and driving tour maps available at the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Tues-Fri 10AM-4PM. Last tour at 3PM. Admission. Group tours welcome. Video on planting and harvesting of sugarcane. Sugarcane industry history exhibits and antique sugarcane harvest equipment. Local history, sewing collections, Swamp Room, Military Room, Mardi Gras Room, Cypress Room and large collection of pictures of the past in Jeanerette.
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.
Mon-Sat 9AM-5PM. Admission. The oldest operating rice mill in the U.S. celebrated a century of operation in 2012. See a slide presentation on the history of the Acadians and tour the mill. The store features a selection of KONRIKO® products and other local food products, arts and crafts.
Call for information. Guided farm tours providing a hands-on experience for children and adults. Learn things you never knew about farming, gardening, aquaculture, cows, sheep, pigs, chicken, rabbits, geese, ducks, goats and more.
Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM. Built in 1884 by Oscar LeJeune and presently operated by Matthew LeJeune, 5th generation of the LeJeune family. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Free tours are given by appointment. Products are LeJeune's French bread and ginger cakes.