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Avery Island, Home of Tabasco® Sauce

Avery Island, Home of Tabasco® Sauce

Avery Island is a mysteriously beautiful place where the pepper fields grow, the factory hums, and the McIlhenny family and their employees continue to live and work - as they have for over 5 generations.

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Our Attractions

Visiting Avery Island

Visit our factory, experience Louisiana wildlife, and eat authentic Cajun cuisine. Bring the family, your travel club or your school group and explore it all. Tickets available below.
For additional info call (337) 373-6129 or e-mail us.

Jungle Gardens & Bird City Tours
Experience a nature lover's dream. Take a guided bird tour, or a self-guided tour through ancient oaks and bayous.

General Admission: $8.00
Children Under 12: $5.00

Tabasco Restaurant
TABASCO® Restaurant 1868
Time to indulge! Casual eatery serving spicy, authentic Cajun favorites and other South Louisiana foods – all seasoned with TABASCO® Sauce.

CLOSED: Monday, June 11, 2018
Tabasco® Factory Tour and Museum
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about McIlhenny Company, the McIlhenny family and their beloved Pepper Sauce.

General Admission:$5.50
Children Under 4: Free.

TABASCO® Culinary Tour
Sample Cajun cuisine & explore the rich culinary history & culture of Acadiana on a TABASCO® Culinary Tour.

$49.99 per person
TABASCO® Private Tour
A VIP tour with our Historian, Shane K. Bernard, Ph.D.

$200 for up to 20 guests.
+$10 each additional guest
Cooking Class With Lunch
Hospitality Chef Lionel Robin, shares secrets for recreating TABASCO® inspired Southern cuisine and explores new twists on traditional flavors. Four-course meal included.

$50 per person

Field of Peppers

Growing Sustainably

For over 140 years, McIlhenny Company has grown its red peppers on Avery Island. In this time we've learned to balance the needs of our business with those of the land and local wildlife. We age our pepper mash in oak barrels for up to three years before mixing it with salt mined on Avery Island along with distilled-cane vinegar. The result is a pepper sauce with unmatched flavor crafted with over a century's worth of expertise.

A Natural Paradise

A Natural Paradise

Avery Island is a botanical treasure, inhabited by indigenous plants, wildlife, and exotic plant species from around the world. One of 5 salt islands on the Louisiana coast, Avery Island stands at 163 feet above mean sea level and is surrounded by low-lying swamps and marshes.

Flock of Birds

Jungle Gardens

Jungle Gardens is a 170-acre garden with semitropical foliage, abundant wildlife and a centuries-old Buddha statue. The garden’s rolling landscape stretches along Bayou Petite Anse on the northwest side of the Island.

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Getting to Avery Island

Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 705

(337) 373-6129


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