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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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  • A must-visit in Lafayette. Visitors get exposure to Lafayette at its settlement and connection to its ancient culture. 
  • Great restaurant, some time there is live music, and history people on the park. Enter into the past and have it explained to you from their view point. Kids love it, there is a car show on weekends, ...  more »
  • Had an awesome time talking french with the old timers and learning about the life in early Louisiana. Bonus when the artisan showed us how they soldered tools and jewelry using their mouths and lungs...  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.