Vermilionville, Lafayette

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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. Using our online itinerary creator, Lafayette attractions like Vermilionville can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Acadian village very well restored with houses and period furniture. A few extras in period costume explain cajuns through certain trades or other life through different houses. The visit takes 3 hours. . Some extras speak French. Damage against that as soon as he saw us coming, Smith went for a cup of coffee... Possibility to see alligators lounging near the bayou... Price of the visit of the Democratic
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  • August 12, 2017
    The grounds were nice & we enjoyed walking through them. It was interesting, however guides in each house gave contradictory information. Some of them were knowledgeable & had good info. Others were o...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    How to plunge into the cajun atmosphere of the last century, while visiting the Park Vermillionville. A beautiful reconstruction of houses with in addition to the artisans in situation. To recommend.
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  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • May 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 14, 2017
    nice place to know the history of creole and cajun. a nice park to walk around as well.
  • July 4, 2017
    You can learn quite a lot here. Very interesting and very beautiful
  • July 6, 2017
    This is a fantastic historical location where I learn lots about the history of Cajun culture.

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