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Side Trips from New Orleans Sights

Tabasco Factory

  • Rte. 329
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Tabasco was invented by Edmund McIlhenny in the mid-1800s, and the factory is still presided over by the McIlhenny family. Tabasco is sold all over the world, but it is aged, distilled, and bottled only here, on Avery Island (these days the peppers themselves are mostly grown in Central and South America). You can take a factory tour, which lasts about 20 minutes and highlights the bottling process. The Jungle Gardens and Bird City are adjacent.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 329, Avery Island, Louisiana, 70513, United States

Phone:

337-365–8173; 800-634–9599

Website: www.tabasco.com

Sight Details:

  • Tour free; $1 toll to enter Avery Island
  • Daily 9–4

Updated 04/10/2014

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