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
  • Closed major holidays

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
  • More info

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. Tuesday through Thursday and typically last 3–3.5 hours.

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.

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. You can also spend time in the TABASCO Country Store® and check out a wide array of products and souvenirs for sale.

We sure hope to see you soon!

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.