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Lost Love of Evangeline

This park is actually in St. Martinville, not Lafayette. It is built around the home of Gabriel... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
John M
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Monroe, Louisiana
Beautiful setting

Even though the museum was still closed from the flooding, we were glad we made the trip to St... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Kay L
via mobile
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The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century Acadian shack.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bayou teche” (2 reviews)
“live oaks” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Lafayette, LA
CONTACT
+1 318-394-3754
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

This park is actually in St. Martinville, not Lafayette. It is built around the home of Gabriel, the love of Evangeline while they were in Nova Scotia, before they were forced to leave by the British. Evangeline arrived in St.Martinville first and waited by the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Even though the museum was still closed from the flooding, we were glad we made the trip to St Martinville from our RV Park in Duson. We enjoyed the beautiful trees and the information displayed outside.

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We started our visit with the 12 minute movie. Excellent film and the surprise ending was the movie screen moving toward the ceiling and revealing the view from the back of the visitor center. Very picturesque. We toured the plantation house with Miss Debbie. She...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Lovely grounds with a chance to learn about the history of the Bayou Teche area and early settlers. We went as a family group with some visiting from several states.

Thank vac1017
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Evangeline State Park is about 30 minutes south of Lafayette, but the drive there and the time spent gives one a nice sense of life faced by Louisiana's Creole and Acadian settlers. The main attraction is the restored home of the Olivier family. It's a...More

1  Thank Andaltex
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had a tour of the Plantation from a very knowledgeable guide. Also, the staff in the exhibit area were very well informed about cajun history and life style.

Thank missdivine62
Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you for the positive review of our Site. We hope you will come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 25 March 2016

Although I live just a few hours away, I had never visited this area or really knew much about the history of the people. This park was so pretty and interesting. It did not take long to see everything but that left time to see...More

Thank katrinabrain
Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

We really appreciate you taking the time to post feedback about your visit to our Site. Come back and visit us again...check out our Saturday programs...we promise you will have a great time!

Reviewed 13 March 2016

My high school crowd used to celebrate the end of Lent with a picnic to this park on Holy Saturday: at that time, the old Maraist house was being turned into a museum. Later, an Acadian Cottage was added. Both are well worth seeing, as...More

Thank enb140
Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.

Reviewed 3 January 2016

I loved this place. I was there on a rainy day in winter and so had a lot of the site to myself. The guide who showed me around cared a lot about her culture and was so willing to allow me to experience it....More

2  Thank tiredabdul
L-E_SHS_Manager, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our Site. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 13 October 2015

If you are visiting St. Martinville, this place is a must see! Guided tours and beautiful scenery that is maintained so well!

1  Thank 324laineys
L-E_SHS_Manager, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our Site.

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Vickie T
7 November 2015|
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Response from 324laineys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open from 9-5 that day. There are paved sections of road along most of the tour, I would say it is accessible.
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