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Joseph Jefferson Mansion   (circa 1870)
5505 Rip Van Winkle Road
New Iberia, LA 70560

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this was the winter home of acclaimed American actor Joseph Jefferson, known for his portrayal of Rip Van Winkle, a role he played more than 4,500 times. Surrounded by the Rip Van Winkle Gardens, this 22-room mansion reflects Moorish, Steamboat Gothic, French and Southern Plantation styles and features a fourth-story cupola, 350-year-old-oak trees, heirlooms, period paintings, rare Louisiana pieces, and fine examples of American and French Empire furniture. Tours of the gardens and mansion begin on the hour from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m., seven days a week.

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New Iberia Area Attractions

Bayou Teche Museum
Justin Antebellum House
William G. "Bunk" Johnson Jazz Collection Room
Bunk Johnson's Grave
East Main Residential District
Art by Norva
Cajun FUN Tours
Jeanerette Bicentennial Park and Museum
Chestee Harrington Gallery
Albania Plantation House


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