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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory
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“self guided tour”(140 reviews)
“free samples”(62 reviews)
“gift shop”(210 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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
+1 337-373-6129
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Avery Island and visited the Tabasco Museum and toured the warehouse and Tabasco factory. Very informative and well done with lots of very good videos. The gift shop offered free tastes and a variety of gifts. The restaurant looks inviting, unfortunately it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rjdelaere
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped at the Tabasco factory and took the self guided tour. Excellent self guided tour and visitor center, nice store selling Tabasco items many of which i had never seen before. Also have a great cafe with excellent spicy food. Well worth a stop on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you’re visiting New Orleans I recommend driving out to Tabasco! The drive gives you great views of the environment which is very cool. Once you get there you get to see a tremendous family owned business with lots of military and service history in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 63coryr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Really got to see how Tabasco sauce is made and to learn about the history of Avery Island and the people who live and work there. Learned a lot, glad we took the tour.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank birtleman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sunshine_traveler57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DJ S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sightseer269900
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank itsaritchlife
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed J
Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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.