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Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts, Leisure education
Description: 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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Just been here for the 2nd time and although quieter than the first time still enjoyed showing our Norwegian visitors around. It's probably best to go on a Saturday when there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
JoyceBrodie
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Just been here for the 2nd time and although quieter than the first time still enjoyed showing our Norwegian visitors around. It's probably best to go on a Saturday when there is live music and dancing (check schedule maybe not every Saturday). The volunteers are really friendly and eager to explain the history of the place and their knowledge of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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97 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a great educational look at the way of life of the Cajun/Creole people. You can spend hours on the grounds looking at the old homes and the way of life of people from the past.

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Marshall
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A sampling of homes, buildings, and experiences exemplified by artisans made this tour very interesting. We were led by a very qualified guide that talked about life in the 1800s and explained Creole, Cajun, and what living in those times meant. When we were there, a music camp was going on and so we also got to hear some great... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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79 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is a good place to visit in Lafayette. Volunteer docents staff the various houses. The on-site restaurant (the French translation for Momma's Cooking) is busy. The houses are original (moved from their original spots) and the weekend Zydeco jam was free and authentic. Well worth the price.

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Bolton, England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This recreated village alongside the Bayou Vermillion gives an insight into the old life in this area before it became Lafayette. Some of the buildings have been moved here and some are recreations. There are some artisans in period dress making items although many buildings were just static displays. The woodworkers and quilter expertly demonstrated skills of a bygone age.

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NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My son and I visited Acadian Village hoping for an authentic cajun experience. This place did not disappoint. Many of the buildings are original cajun structures that were relocated to this village, and those that aren't original are well done reconstructions. In each building, you will find a costumed guide who will explain how the cajun lifestyle. There was a... More 

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Victoria,TX
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32 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

a lovely Spring Saturday afternoon was spent in this quaint setting! The buildings were very interesting and the grounds were very pretty. The craftsmen in several of the houses were knowledgeable about their crafts and the history of the buildings!

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Austin, TX
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217 reviews 217 reviews
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Okay, I had grown up in Louisiana and never been to Vermilionville, but now living in Texas I wanted my son to experience what Cajun culture was about since he has some Cajun ancestry. I would rate this as the highest star rating possible, if I could give 100 stars I would! When we went, they were doing an egg... More 

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Pensacola
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

we loved the films and toured the park not a big price for a historic good time. They have a restaurant on the grounds. I like the pigs ear.

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merlin41
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited during a sunday afternoon, and had time to look around the village which is really interesting with excellent exhibits. The added bonus was that Chubby Carrier was playing the pavillion during the afternoon, and the place was full of people dancing to great music in a family atmosphere.We were welcomed as if old friends, and just joined in.... More 

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