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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
+1 337-233-4077
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Cajun historical village

A living museum of Cajun history. This was a fun visit to learn cajunhistory and view actual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pat c
Palm Coast, Florida
Saturday road trip

Wonderful area set in an old cajun town setting. Food and drink available along with friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob A
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Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff demonstrating arts and crafts and a restaurant serving Cajun and Creole food.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
+1 337-233-4077
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A living museum of Cajun history. This was a fun visit to learn cajunhistory and view actual, restored homes. The costumed docents were wonderful in answering many questions and providing information about life ages ago. A wonderful day trip for a family with children of...More

Thank pat c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful area set in an old cajun town setting. Food and drink available along with friendly knowledgeable employees!

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Vermilionville twice and I cannot recommend this living history center enough. Filled with historic buildings including homes and a school, you will get a great history of the Cajun experience and find out what shaped how they lived and why. The...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected crowds on a summer weekday but were pleasantly surprised by a comfortable number of tourists and kids on group tours. Some buildings are air conditioned which was VERY nice. It was a bit hot and humid as might be expected. We did not...More

Thank 52,761
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought this place might be a tad 'twee' but it wasn't. had some fascinating conversations with the artisans in some of the buildings. An enjoyable visit.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in Lafayette we wanted to learn more about South Louisiana culture so we visited Vermilionville which was great. It's a living history museum where you learn about Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures.

Thank summerl0u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of walking and exhibits were limited.Some of the houses had people demonstrating a craft from back in the day.

Thank jaidenblake1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my middle school niece---we enjoyed hands on water exhibits and learned much about the workings of water in Louisiana and the gulf coast. Then walking into the village parading by and through house after house in this Cajun/Creole neighborhood was really interesting. Seeing the...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Brought a friend here from out of town. Really cool to walk around and see the Acadian history and loved the people working in each house! So informative!

Thank AnnaLouisiana
Reviewed 10 June 2017

peacocks everywhere enjoyed their history, home tour, and their place very interesting a good stop to see

Thank paulgX5110FQ
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23 February 2017|
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Response from 128kodak | Reviewed this property |
The area is a park and you can take you dog and walk there but, they are not admitted to the historical buildings inside unless service dogs.
25 May 2016|
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Response from djnToronto | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing pets, but there was an alligator sitting on the riverbank - if you do take the dog keep an eye on it!
8 May 2016|
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Response from Jo G | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking, but there are many steps. Steps into the main store and gallery, down steps to get into the village, up steps to get into nearly every dwelling, and then down steps again to get out of each dwelling... More