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5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd.,
New Iberia, LA 70560

Property Description

Daily 9AM-5PM. Last house tour 4PM. Admission. Experience a guided tour of the Joseph Jefferson Home (ca. 1870), a grand architectural masterpiece built as a hunting lodge and painting studio for the famous 19th century actor, Joseph Jefferson, who portrayed Rip Van Winkle on the stage. On display are several of his paintings in a setting that revives the atmosphere of the South after the Civil War. Visit Rip's Rookery and a semi-tropical garden surrounding beautiful Lake Peigneur. View the film of the 1980 catastrophe on the lake. Have lunch at Café Jefferson and stay at the B&B in the midst of the gardens. Find one of a kind items and souvenirs at the gift shop.

Directions

US 90E-W, exit 128A, to LA 14W. Take Hwy 14 toward Delcambre, 7 miles, turn right on Rip Van Winkle Rd to Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

Amenities
Category
  • Plantation
  • Walking Tours
Disabled Traveler Information
  • Handicapped Accessible
Facility Amenities
  • Bus Parking
  • Concessions
  • Special Packages Available
General Information
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Travelers Checks
  • Visa
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages