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Vermilionville

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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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Great for vacationers and locals

Very authentic true Cajun village. Awesome. Shady enough for hot days to still enjoy. Great restaurant and many souvenirs Great day

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Scott, Louisiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very authentic true Cajun village. Awesome. Shady enough for hot days to still enjoy. Great restaurant and many souvenirs Great day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love and am very proud of our culture. To see the collection of early Acadian church, school and home is worth the visit to Vermilionville! The original name of the current Lafayette, Louisiana, a visit is well worth the time! Check schedules for special events!! I have brought groups to Vermilionville for private events; some from as far away... More 

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1905 Verot School Rd
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Vermillionville is a wonderful outing for family, couples, or traveling guests! Learn all about the culture and history of Acadiana in one very convenient location!

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Richmond, Virginia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We spent a relaxed and enjoyable morning touring the grounds and chatting with the folks staffing the exhibits. Very interesting and quite informative. A great way to spend some time with the family. Highly Recommended.

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Abbeville, LA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

As you can see from the photos I had a great lunch here. Bloody Mary, followed by Turtle Soup and an Open Face Smoked Tuna Sandwich!!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were here on a sunday. There was a creole event so admission was for free. Vermillionville is a beautiful place where you get to learn about the history of cajun country, the difference between creole, cajun and acadian and the way these people lived in the past. On sunday there is a Ball Du Dimanche where you can listen... More 

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Tilghman, Maryland
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207 reviews 207 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great place to spend an afternoon. There are many exhibits, such as the African Am inventors, and my favorite, the watershed building that has some cool things that science minded kids and adults will enjoy. This is living history which means there are people in period costume doing activities related to the era. They have a boat bayou 30 min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Best to check in advance. Saturdays seem to be good as they have Cajun music workshops. Just sit at the back and listen to the music. Cafe is ok and good value, but it would be nice if the staff cheered up a bit. The different buildings a worth spending time in and if there's someone in there , they... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A good revival of the good old Cajun times. Houses, explanations by real Cajun people. Good food at "La Cuisine de Maman" and live Cajun and Zydeco concerts on Sundays afternoon inside a friendly ballroom with a super wooden dance floor.

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Eunice, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I worked at Vermilionville for a little over a year before moving out of state for law school and can honestly say I learned something new about the Acadian, Creole, and Native American cultures every day that I was there! The artisans do an amazing job of taking you back in time to when Lafayette was founded and originally named... More 

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Additional Information about Vermilionville

Address: Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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