Vermilionville, Lafayette

4.6
A living history museum, Vermilionville explores Louisiana's Cajun culture in a recreated 18th-century village. You can make your way around the 9.3 hectare (23 acre) site yourself or with the help of a tour guide. In the village, historical houses dating from 1765 to 1890 are accompanied by mock period structures. Many are occupied by costumed artisans practicing Acadian and Creole skills like spinning, dollmaking, and woodworking. You can find some of their finished products in the gift shop. Complete your visit with a trip to the on-site restaurant for some traditional Cajun cuisine. Arrange your visit to Vermilionville and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lafayette using our Lafayette day trip planning tool .
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  • It's about what we expected: the visit of a former village acadien, reconstituted. Each House and part of the village explained with historical facts, sometimes of anecdotes. Simply, in low season some activities and people of the village. Closed so things. Too bad. But overall very good visit that I recommend to do at any time.
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  • Numerous historical buildings showing different ways of life depending on the times or economics, of various people living in Vermilionville. Also some displays on water and weather. This little villa...  more »
  • Vermillionville is a beautiful Acadian village in the heart of Lafayette . Music, crafts, great food  more »
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  • Awesome way to spend a day learning about history! The staff is very friendly all around. They were very informative and they seemed genuinely excited to share their information. Thanks for the hospitality! Shawn and family from Houston.
  • As a visitor, this place is full of interesting information about our heritage here as Acadians, presented by people dressed to fit the era they are presenting. Everyone is super involve and cares deeply for what they do. As an employee, that sense of caring is even stronger. Being surrounded with coworkers and volunteers that legitimately care for their workplace and the message it strives for is a wonderful opportunity.
  • nice place to know the history of creole and cajun. a nice park to walk around as well.
  • You can learn quite a lot here. Very interesting and very beautiful
  • This is a fantastic historical location where I learn lots about the history of Cajun culture.

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