Welcome to Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Daily Tours

General Admission

  • Adults $1o
  • Children $6
  • Seniors 65 or older $8
  • Military Discounts $8

Group Rates (20+)

  • Seniors & Adults $7
  • Children $6

Tours begin on the hour starting at 9am seven days a week.The Last tour begins a 4pm.

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Welcome to Rip Van Winkle Gardens

Lose yourself in a wonderland of flora and fauna, a twenty five-acre semi tropical paradise that captures the senses and cleanses the soul. Discover a year-round explosion of color where irises, magnolias, hibiscus, camellias, azaleas, thousands of springtime bulbs and a breathtaking array of annuals paint a landscape across the Southern sky.

Joe Jefferson Home
  As you walk through the Gardens you will see many unusual plants and historic sites. The Jean Lafitte tree is one of them.Three buried treasure chests were found there in 1923.The treasure is believed to have been buried by Lafitte. The Joseph Jefferson Mansion was built in the 1870's. The Mansion is filled with period antique furniture and paintings.It delights the eyes of many visitors. Professional trained tour guides will walk you through the house. Open seven days a week.

       Twenty Five acres of Semi-Tropical paradise on Jefferson Island in Louisiana.


                                           * Weddings
                                           * Private Functions
                                           * Conferences
                                           * Corporate Luncheons

                                            * Retreats
                                            * Rest and Relaxation



                            GORGOUS  VIEW OF LAKE PEIGNEUR!!!                                                                                                                                                                         the view





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