COVID-19 Update:

Currently, there are no house tours that are being offered and/or scheduled at this time. However, our botanical gardens are open for walking tours as well as for photography. Our cafè is now open for indoor and outdoor seating at limited capacity. We are also accepting to-go orders at this time. You may sit to enjoy your items purchased from the cafè. We only ask that you wear a mask upon entering our gift shop or cafè.

With that being said, please feel free to book our cottages for future dates. We will continue to provide updates through our website, as well as our Facebook page, as we receive them from the state!

We look forward to having you as our guest!
 

Come Tour Jefferson Island

See the best-kept secret in New Iberia, LA for yourself

Get lost in the beauty of Jefferson Island when you book a tour at our special event venue. Rip Van Winkle Gardens is a charming place filled with surprises and adventure around every corner. Built in 1870 by revered actor Joseph Jefferson, this charming mansion is the perfect place to spend exploring the grounds or celebrating your wedding.

Tour Jefferson Island today. Our secret garden conveniently located in New Iberia, LA.

Hours and ticket Information

Plan your next outing accordingly! Check out our hours and ticket information below:

  • Children, ages 6 to 17: $8.00
  • Adults, 18 and older: $12.00
  • Seniors, 65 and older: $10.00


Our grounds are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy delicious treats from Café Jefferson 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There are no reservations needed for our house tours.

If you're in New Iberia, LA, book a tour with at our special event venue today.

Explore the rich history of Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Fall in love with the beauty of Rip Van Winkle Gardens when you tour Jefferson Island. Your ticket will give you an all-access pass to:

  • A guided tour of the Joseph Jefferson Mansion
  • 15 acres of garden space and gorgeous sculptures
  • A film showcasing the history of the property
Rip Van Winkle is a riveting tale about embracing change and living in the moment. That whimsical feel is the spirit that encompasses every inch of our property. Get lost in one of our curious gift shops or book a stay at one of our quaint cottages. Whatever you do-don't let time pass you by.