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Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
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Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this...

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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Charming and an excellent recreation of American/Cajun history

We spent a very pleasant afternoon at this beautiful recreation of Acadian life. It is so well presented and laid out. in a number of the houses were met with volunteers role... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
duncan s
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a very pleasant afternoon at this beautiful recreation of Acadian life. It is so well presented and laid out. in a number of the houses were met with volunteers role playing. My wife's love of quilting came to the fore when we spent time with a lady who was demonstrating and explaining how the skill was developed through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

absolutely fascinating showcase of acadian culture. some buildings are recreations but others are original (including the home of joseph broussard, one of the leading resistance fighters against british forces in nova scotia). i loved it and plan on returning with family soon!

Thank Zack958
Floral Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we took the tour, it is reminiscent of other places much like it [Sturbridge Village in MA comes to mind] some interesting points made & shown, probably best for children

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the boat ride through the bayou for $12/person (and didn't visit the village-$10/person). Adam, the education coordinator and Guy (boat captain) were fantastic explaining the flora and fauna of the bayou and also Acadian people. We saw two alligators, lots of turtles, birds, and thoroughly enjoyed a beautiful morning out on the smooth water. Adam and Guy were... More 

1 Thank Saranger
Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a Sunday and things seemed to be kind of dead. Not many reenactors were present and those that were seemed aloof and disinterested. That said, the exhibits were well maintained and interesting. The restaurant offered a buffet which was acceptable but certainly not alluring. The site is worth visiting but make plans so that you skip... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit here. Some lovely buildings, interestingly and accurately furnished. We only had a short time here as part of our tour and would have loved longer. The volunteers were so interesting and knowledgeable and we felt we had to rush round without showing them the interest we would have liked. I'd love to go back if... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and informative staff as we went round the village. Brilliant what has been recreated there and as a non American it was amazing to hear about the history behind Lafayette and see how the houses developed through the years. Took about two hours to go round slowly . Unfortunately we did not have enough time to visit the... More 

Thank Wendy A
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The village has a number or reconstructed homes and other buildings along with people who demonstrate various crafts of the time as well as relate the history of the Acadians. I'd never heard of this settlement of southern Louisiana before

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vermilionville is a wonderful step back in time. Learn about the Cajun culture through live demonstrations of local artisans dressed in historical garments. This gives you a feel of being a part of something bigger. The Cajun people work hard and play hard. Every weekend you can go for a true Cajun or Zydeco dance in the barn. I will... More 

1 Thank Danielle M
Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A recent visit to The Village was very enjoyable. The informative workers in the homes added realism to the visit. The Gentleman playing his fiddle in the school was so nice. We enjoyed our lunch in the restaurant. Everything was delicious. This spot was recommended to us by the Sales lady at Comfort Inn & Suites on Rue Fernand. It... More 

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