We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Vermilionville

Certificate of Excellence
Historic sites, Amusement & theme parks, Sights & Landmarks, Amusement Parks
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
Website
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 241 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 136
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Go There!

If you are into culture, do this. If you don't care about history or culture, blow it off. For me, I loved it and got to speak with artisans about things I care about.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Osmith511
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are into culture, do this. If you don't care about history or culture, blow it off. For me, I loved it and got to speak with artisans about things I care about.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Lots of history here. We took a guided tour though some of the buildings. All of the guides and craft persons were very knowledgable. Movies in the theater were worth seeng especially if you are not from the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Humble, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the Vermilionville complex on a chilly day in February. The facility is very nice and the displays of historical architecture were very interesting. I especially enjoyed the reinactors who put on quite a show for visitors. Just like having someone from the 1800s open their home or business for you to visit. Not too big and not too... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ennis
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Vermilionville is a very nice open air historic Acadian village. It's not too big so you can easily walk through the whole village and visit all the houses. Most of them have people in them in period clothing who can provide a lot of information on the history of the place. We were there on a Sunday and were very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lafayette, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

In this place you can recreate as people lived in Lafayette, early XIX century. There is also a cafe where you can try cajun food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durango, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the restored structures and the well-informed volunteers, all of whom were Acadians and most willing to talk and answer your questions. Visited during Mardi Gras so we got to see an Acadian version of the parade, which is unlike the extravagance of New Orleans. Learned a lot about the culture.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Being tourists at Vermillionville on a rainy day this was a very convenient place for us to have lunch. Due to the weather we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We both had the daily special - cabbage roll, potatoes, biscuit, drink, etc. for $9.95. Not a bad price for a decent meal. Nothing special but it was a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A collection of buildings from the Acadian settlement set on a bayou. People in period clothing are on hand to explain the customs of the time and answer questions.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Prairie Village, Kansas
Top Contributor
287 reviews 287 reviews
170 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Ottawa, ON
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Vermilionville also viewed

 

Been to Vermilionville? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Vermilionville staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?