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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Closes in 14 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory
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“self guided tour”(128 reviews)
“free samples”(62 reviews)
“gift shop”(200 reviews)
With the expansion of current facilities, guests are now able to view artifacts from TABASCO® Sauce's founding family; witness the growing process of the pepper plants from seedlings to full-grown plants; visit the mash warehouse for a peek at the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
+1 337-373-6129
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My takeaway from the self-guided tour of the factory was that it’s an amazing family to hold onto a company for 150 years. The generations of McIlhennys have all been different people but they also had a common love of the ecology and history of...More

Thank sunshine_traveler57
Reviewed yesterday

Just made my third trip to Avery Island with out of state friends - The new museum and walking tour is SO much better than a few years ago. It's now a comprehensive education of the family business and how the pepper sauce makes it's...More

Thank DJ S
Reviewed 5 days ago

EXCELLENT, Informative, Educational, Interesting, Fun. VERY clean. We enjoyed a WONDERFUL lunch at their restaurant. Great gift shop - prices were good. Every staff member we encountered was top notch!

Thank Sightseer269900
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go to the store to TASTE TEST many Tabasco products you've never seen!! Pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness, education, history, and quality of the whole island which includes the factory, museum, restaurant, store, and then the wildlife refuge/gardens. We did not have time to see...More

Thank itsaritchlife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad I did it but wouldn't go again nor would I encourage anyone to go way out of the way. The self-guided tour was OK but nothing special. I think it could have been far better with a knowledgeable tour guide but I arrived late...More

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one for the foodies. We stopped here for lunch and went over the official store. There are so many different flavours. We were quite impressed with the range, and the level of service as well. Worth a stop in to check it...More

Thank kdt217
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Sunday morning with friends. We really enjoyed the museum, gift shop and plant tour. We had a good lunch at the cafe: Hotdogs and pizza. Walking was easy and well marked. The whole would enjoy this. We will be back.

Thank BiKat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You must eat at the 1828 cafe. I personally do not like Tabasco, but apparently I like pizza made with Tabasco. Fun experience!

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as it wasn't too far from where my niece lives. Enjoyed the tour, the grounds are beautiful. You could smell the peppers! It was informative. We visited on a Saturday so the production wasn't running--that would have made it better. The hubby...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Because of my love of Tabasco, I have wanted to tour the factory for years. The tour did not disappoint. I loved the museum with the 150 years of history. The smells were incredible. The country store had unique Tabasco merchandise.

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Becky M
September 15, 2018|
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Response from kawhite59 | Reviewed this property |
It was self guided but if you had questions there are people there to ask. Most of the video stations gave you the information you needed.
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
It is wheelchair accessible.
May 23, 2018|
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Response from PattiBethA | Reviewed this property |
Show up and go at your own pace.