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Vermilionville, Lafayette
(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A sort of eco museum that takes back you to the lives of the Acadians of the 18th century XVII. The Park traces their way of life with people in each House that explain the tasks and the daily work. We even had the chance to see an alligator swimming off into the Lake. Top!
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  • I was the 1st marketing director of Vermilionville when it opened in 1990. Since Acadian/Cajun is my own family heritage, I can affirm its authenticity and its mission to bring history to life for the...  more »
  • Our group of 14 adults thoroughly enjoyed our visit this past Sunday. We were warmly welcomed, and,our guide, Joseph, was very nice and very informative. Lunch was delicious, and no one wanted to leav...  more »
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  • Although I have gone to a few events here, I usually only take the full Vermilionville tour when a friend comes into town. But each time I do, I learn something new. It's such a great, historical place, and no matter if you live in town or not, it's definitely worth a visit. The workers are fun to chat with and learn from, and the grounds are beautiful. They also host Cajun jams, workshops, lectures and films, and have a restaurant. Good times.
  • Recently held a Bridal Shower at the restaurant there. The staff was amazing and extremely friendly and helpful. The room was set up as we had requested and the food was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
  • This is the second time I have been here for the Blackpot festival. Great music and good food! The organizers did a great job!
  • This is a must see if you are traveling thru Lafayette. It's so close to the airport you could walk across the road. Once you enter the villiage, you are transported back in time to the old cajun way of life. The reenactors really make it cone to life and are very knowledgeable. I love that my heiratiage is preserved in this way. We even got to see a live native alligator along the river. We ate at the cafe for lunch. The gumbo was the best I've had (other than my grandmothers). We had the plate lunches which was smothered duck. It was so much fid we couldn't eat it all. To finish our meal they brought out bread pudding in a rum sauce that was to die for. This experience was the highlight of our whole trip.
  • I love this charming historic place with its old buildings and friendly people dressed up like historic characters to explain processes like weaving and wood carving. I really enjoyed strolling around taking pictures and learning about the history of the Cajuns and Creoles.