For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
Jefferson Island's garden and mansion home tours are back to regular hours
Joseph Jefferson Mansion at Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens
NEW IBERIA, La. ---  Rip Van Winkle Gardens and the Jefferson Mansion are open back to regular hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. The mansion has tours every hour from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased from the gift shop to tour the mansion, or to walk around the gardens. Masks must be worn upon entry of any building on the property. Social distance is a requirement when walking around the gardens and inside of buildings. Limited capacity in buildings is strictly enforced.

Cafe Jefferson is open to limited capacity from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

About Rip Van Winkle Gardens
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.

For more information visit, or contact Nicholas Delcambre at (337) 359-8525 or
The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center in New Iberia, Louisiana.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit