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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM; Sat 9AM-noon. Manufacturer, importer and wholesaler of religious articles and fine hand-crafted heirloom goods since 1946. Rosary-making demonstrations available.
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.
Daily 9AM-4PM. Admission. See the factory where TABASCO® brand pepper sauce is made. View artifacts from TABASCO®'s founding family; witness the growing process of the pepper plants from seedling to full-grown plants; visit the mash warehouse for a peek at the sauce's aging process; view and smell the aromas of the stirring vats; and learn about the company's bottling and shipping process around the world. Sample spicy new food products and check out a wide array of branded products and souvenirs for sale at the TABASCO® Country Store.