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Address: 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
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+1 337-233-4077
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre...

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.

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Extremely interesting, informative, and fun. The people were great and I would recommend visiting the village.

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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely interesting, informative, and fun. The people were great and I would recommend visiting the village.

Thank B W
Littleton, Colorado
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can spend half a day or more viewing the cabins of the time and interact with the people performing the functions of the day...a school teacher....a quilter....a seamstress...etc. The food at the restaurant is Cajun perfect.

Thank ljohnson08
San Antonio, Tx
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99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to see the history of the area. Great walking trails. A trip back in time. Staff very nice and helpful at entrance.

Thank Sataviolet
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the kind of place you set your own pace - so you can spend as much time as you want. I found this aspect relaxing. Fairly shady with lots of trees help keep the heat down a bit. Restaurant on premise is decent and convenient. Best part for me was the jam session (saturday afternoon).

Thank joe s
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54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a very pleasant afternoon at Vermilionville, a recreated historic village founded to preserve and interpret the cultures of southwest Louisiana. Docents are present in many of the structures to offer additional information about the region and culture. We happened to visit in the midst of a music camp; musicians from all over the United States were at the... More 

Thank HRTravelers
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Vermilionville several times over the years. Most recently, I attended a business group event there. It is a wonderful place to learn about the Acadians and their rich culture and history.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Agree with another reviewer, "pleasantly different from other 'villages seen." Made this trip to learn more about the Acadia section of Louisiana - this was an excellent introduction to the history. Really liked that there were music, loom, etc. demonstrations in the different buildings. Sorry we missed the weekend dancing:(

Thank Coonie_72
Beach Lake, PA
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206 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the finest recreated villages I've ever seen. Some buildings were original and some were recreations. From the minute we entered the "village," everyone was very helpful. The ecological exhibit explained the special relationship of a bayou village with its surroundings and with the world in general. The villagers were ordinary Acadians rather than plantation owners. We... More 

Thank 551melm
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great family attraction. Privately owned and operated, the site has structures (some original and some replicated) relocated from parts of Bayou Country with staff dressed in attire from the era and making oral presentations to include folklore. Live presentations of Cajun music and dances by schedule (check the website for dates and times) are entertaining and amusing. There is a... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love cajun music and dance this is the place to be Saturday or Sunday afternoon. We went into the music barn and never left until ,closing and thus did not see the other offerings.

Thank ridger2222

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