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Address: , Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 318-394-3754
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Description: The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century...
The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century Acadian shack.
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Longfellow in Acadiana

This site in St. Martinsville, near to Lafayette, is the Heart of Acadiana / Acadian heritage. Excellent park visitor's center with quite nice background film. The plantation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This site in St. Martinsville, near to Lafayette, is the Heart of Acadiana / Acadian heritage. Excellent park visitor's center with quite nice background film. The plantation house tour is a cultural highlight. Lots of open spaces for kids to have fun, plus you'll learn about Longfellow's Evangeline & the Acadians. Tres Bien...

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Close to Lafayette, this place is beautiful, moss-hanging trees. Staff very nice and helpful, even open on Sundays. Good for kiddos too. Make sure you watch the video before taking the tour of plantation. Very interesting account of the historical cultural beginnings of this area.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Interesting if you like history. I recommend going spring or fall. Summer too hot. The oak trees are beautiful and majestic. I took my kids and they enjoyed the open space. I loved the history recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very interesting, with very knowledgeable guides. Being from south LA, I thought I knew most of my history. I really learned a lot. While in the area, tour the church and grounds in St. Martinville.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Quiet tour with friendly and knowledgeable Rangers to guide you through the park. Or if you just want some quiet time to relax and enjoy the scenery. It is a wonderful place for you and your family to enjoy. Cant say enough on how nice this park is!!!!

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great tour of the Creole Plantation and Acadian Farm. Park ranger tour guides were very knowledgeable. thank you!

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Parks, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is beautiful...the grounds....the house....the tree....the film! Must see for everyone, even locals!

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Church Point, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

very well presented, we looked at a presentation of the early Cajuns, enjoyed the presentation. Saw the wall of all the Acadians family names that arrived in Louisiana.

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Erath, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

My youngest loves to take pictures and this place is awesome for that. Plus it's not a far drive for us. I love the beauty and relaxing atmosphere here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very nice and preserved plantation. We got to make several food items with dates!!! My kids especially loved making and eating ice cream from dates. The bread was tasty too!! Great for parents and kids! The hands on activities were great!

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