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Vermilionville

Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
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Ranked #3 of 18 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Owner description: Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously...
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Type: Historic Sites, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
Prairie Village, Kansas
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285 reviews 285 reviews
170 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very well done. I wish that there were more local handicrafts for sale in the gift shop. We especially loved Mr. Merlin, an elderly Cajun man, with his stories, and the locals' music jam session that afternoon. The fiddle maker, school room and Mr. Merlin were fascinating. It's great to see real Cajun history and my family heritage coming to... More 

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Ottawa, ON
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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Cold January morning. I saw four people total. Didn't mind particularly. It was 16$ for my daughter and I to walk around a ghost town. Interesting, beautiful at times, friendly staff (50% of the people I saw) but many buildings closed. Washroom at the end of the village. Weaver-woman was born here and was all too happy to spill the... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

To learn about and see how things were done back in the old days when the Acadians came down from Nova Scotia this is the place to go. VermillionVille is a living museum with artisans in the houses showing the way of life in 17-1800's in south Louisiana. There is also a restaurant on site serving great Cajun food at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

this Is A Wonderful Historical Experience. There Are Many Interesting Exhibits In The Historical Village. On Sundays They Have Local Bands And Dancing. There Is Also A Restaurant On The GroundS However That Is Not My Favorite Dining Experience. The Admission Prices Are Very Reasonable.

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We have great day at this peaceful and culturally rich place. It is not an artificially created touristic place, this place used to be a real village and majority of the homes there were built in the beginning of 19th century and then restored to be a museum. If you want to learn about cajun culture and history it is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

They re-located many buildings from the 19th century (maybe earlier) to Vermilionville. While the buildings were interesting, it was the people inside them that was the main attraction. It was clear that they love the Cajun culture and loved talking about it. We stumbled across an all-star Cajun jam session. Every Saturday, musicians come to jam and this Saturday we... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon learning about Cajun culture and history and touring the various houses. Especially interesting was our informative chat with a musician about the differences between Cajun and Zydeco music. The gift shop was awesome.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A great welcome to the culture of Louisiana. The owners are hospitable, the food is fabulous and there service is perfect. If you can go during the fall, try a Wednesday night for their dining and music series.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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250 reviews 250 reviews
62 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

East access, free parking. Pleasant staff and value for money entrance fee. Exhibits were well presented and the guides were very informative. We spent over 2 hours viewing various furnished homes from the past. Finished off by having gumbo soup in the restaurant and it was very nice.

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Ferndown, Dorset
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27 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We spent an enjoyable few hours visiting this living history Arcadian settlement. There were seven restored homes, a school house and a chapel dating from 1765 to 1890. A number of crafts people in the homes demonstrated their skills and in the school house we were entertained with some Cajun music. Historically it was interesting to learn what happened to... More 

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