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Acadian Memorial & Museum

121 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
+1 337-394-2258
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Intetesting Acadian History

Last year we visited Nova Scotia where the Acadian diaspora sadly started. So on this trip to along... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Joseph B
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
via mobile
Visited here several years ago, not open this trip.

Please don't miss this attraction but call ahead. We were here between Christmas and New Years and... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Longview, Texas
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121 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Last year we visited Nova Scotia where the Acadian diaspora sadly started. So on this trip to along the Gulf Coast we decided to close the loop and see the end journey of the people who ended up on Louisianna. Saint Martinville is considered the...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Please don't miss this attraction but call ahead. We were here between Christmas and New Years and it was not open. I can recommend it from a previous visit. The mural and other depictions of the Acadian lifestyle from years ago is a must see.

1  Thank tomthbomb
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Was closed in August of 2016, due to historic floods. Signage on door stated unknown re-opening date, so I would check before just showing up. There are other great sites to see in St. Martinville and New Iberia, but check before going to these museums.

Thank P G
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I've recently taken an interest in genealogy, and this place was a must once I looked up my Cajun ancestors. A number of them are named on the memorial wall, and some of them were born and worked in St. Martinville.

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Very interesting and a good way to get a history of the area. A step back in time forgotten. Takes about an hour to go through the museum and tour.

Thank Bonnie H
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Stopped after a recommendation by a local shop owner... nothing flashy, but a poignant introduction to Cajun history.

Thank solounviajero
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Thanks to my sister and her love for Ancestry.com, I know far more about our Cajun roots. This little town and museum tells the old story of how 'cajun' came to be with the exiles from Acadia. This is worth the stop on your tour...More

Thank nParadise101
Reviewed 9 July 2015

It is truly amazing that a small town could have such a wonderful museum displaying the history of its people and their ancestors that settled the bayou country. Do not miss the video presentation on the history of the Acadians, their journey to Louisiana and...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

For young children, parents or teachers should provide some background prior to the visit. For teens and adults, it's a small museum that helps history connect to present day. It is a connections to one's roots.

Thank Leslie of Vineyard Tours
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This is not a huge museum, but it does a wonderful job of telling about the displacement of the people of Acadia, Canada by the British. The museum is attempting to keep the history alive so the people that live in the region and those...More

Thank Rose H
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