Visiting Avery Island

Visitor Info

Admission:

One dollar ($1.00) toll to enter onto Island

  • Free recipes, samples and tastings
  • Restrooms available
  • Handicap accessible

TABASCO® Pepper Sauce Factory Tour

  • Hours: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  • Pepper Sauce bottling on Monday–Thursday only

Restaurant 1868

  • Hours: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
  • Sample menu (PDF, 148KB)
  • Visitor Center, Factory, Country Store & Restaurant 1868 are closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve

Jungle Gardens and Bird City

  • Hours: Monday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Open every day of the year, including holidays
  • Additional admission fees charged
  • Refreshments available
  • Jungle Gardens Gift Shop is closed New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve
  • More info: junglegardens.org

Food Tours

Spend an afternoon enjoying local Cajun cuisine while experiencing Cajun culture on a TABASCO® Food Tour. Tours leave the Country Store on Avery Island at 1:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday and typically last 3–3.5 hours. Reservations required.

To make a reservation, email us!

From the unique feel of the South Louisiana marshes and bayous to the nature preserve inhabited by indigenous plants and animals, Avery Island, Louisiana, is a beautiful place to visit.

At the TABASCO® Country Store, you can buy TABASCO® Sauces, gifts, souvenirs and merchandise. The TABASCO Country Store® offers a wide array of TABASCO® Sauces, condiments, collectibles, gift boxes and gourmet foods.
Jungle Gardens is an island paradise of azaleas, oak trees, native and exotic plants, and wildlife. Jungle Gardens: 170 acres of natural beauty — from native and exotic plant species to a variety of wildlife.
Restaurant 1868: Serving local favorites like crawfish étouffée, red beans & rice, boudin and more. Restaurant 1868: Serving local favorites like crawfish étouffée, red beans & rice, boudin and more.

Touring the visitor center and the pepper sauce factory is just one part of the Avery Island experience. In addition to seeing how we age TABASCO® Sauce in white oak barrels and ship it all over the world, you can visit Avery Island’s 170-acre Jungle Gardens and see, in season, a variety of azaleas, camellias and bamboo.

You might even spy some alligators, deer and raccoons that live in the hills and marshes around the gardens. And then there are thousands of snowy egrets that nest on the island each spring on specially built, pier-like structures in a pond nicknamed “Bird City.” You can stroll the gardens along a path covered by gnarled oaks laced with Spanish moss and stand at the shrine that houses a centuries-old Buddha — a gift to E. A. McIlhenny in 1936.

When you’re ready to see how TABASCO® Sauce is made, you can take the factory tour. There’s a short film on TABASCO® history and a guided tour of our bottling and packaging operations. Your next stop might be Restaurant 1868, where you can sample local cuisine seasoned perfectly with our classic TABASCO® Original Red and other Pepper Sauce flavors. After your meal, it’s always nice to stroll around the TABASCO® Country Store and check out a wide array of TABASCO® products and souvenirs for sale.

We sure hope to see you soon!