Welcome to Rip Van Winkle Gardens

This is some of the most beautiful property with a very interesting history. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the area to check this place out.

Lauren - San Jose CA

Daily Tours

General Admission

  • Adults $1o
  • Children and Senior Citizens $8
  • Military Discount

Group Rates (20+)

  • Adults $8
  • Children and Senior Citizens $6

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

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Joseph Jefferson Mansion

 The Joseph Jefferson Mansion, built in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a charming twenty-two room Southern mansion, with a fourth-story cupola. Jefferson sited it among 350-year-old-oak trees high atop the salt dome, at an elevation of 75 feet above sea level - almost unheard of in the coastal areas of south Louisiana.

The home is an architectural treasure reflecting Moorish, Steamboat Gothic, French and Southern Plantation styles, harking to the Victorian age of elegance and grandeur. It stands as the centerpiece of the Gardens, and its richly appointed with heirlooms, period paintings, rare Louisiana pieces and fine examples of American and French Empire furniture.

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