Rip Van Winkle Gardens at Jefferson Island

Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Balinese Gateway hand carved and brought in 2008
Balinese Gateway hand carved and brought in 2008
Joeseph Jefferson Mansion
Joeseph Jefferson Mansion
Bell with Tea House in Background
Bell with Tea House in Background
Sunset on the lake at Rip Van Winkle Gardens
Sunset on the lake at Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Location

5505 Rip Van Winkle Rd.
New Iberia LA 70560

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.

Amenities

Activities
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
Cuisine Served
  • American
  • Cajun/Creole
Designations
  • National Register of Historic Places
Dining Type
  • Cafe
Discounts
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Senior Citizen Discount
Facility Amenities
  • Concessions
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant
General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Year-Round
  • Pets on Leash Allowed
  • Tours Available
Meals Served
  • Lunch
Parking
  • Bus Parking
  • Free Parking
Parks & Trails
  • Hiking/Nature Trail
  • Lakes, Bayous & Rivers
Restaurant Features
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take Out Available
Room Amenities
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Limited Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Sleeper Sofa
Room Type
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • Guest Rooms
  • Honeymoon Suites
Tour Information
  • Guided Tours
  • Self-guided Tours

Contact

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