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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

1200 North Main St, Saint Martinville, LA
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Biscoe, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was very beautiful and we made many photos of the oak, teche, and statue. I highly recommend this entire area, including the little town.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a lovely interesting park. We arrived early and were the only ones there. One of the best parts was visiting with Phillip, the Park Historian. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Acadian history and culture.

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Glensted Mo
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We and some friends visited Longfellow Evangeline State site in late spring. It was a beautiful time for the the visit. The facility has a very informative visitor center and additional places to visit, all included in the minimal fee. These include the Oliver Plantation Home, the Acadian Cabin, walking path, working farm site and garden. There are guides to... More

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London UK
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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We visited this town as part of a tour on our way to New Orleans. The whole place is tranquill and scenic and the views acroos the bayou absolutely stunning. We saw Longfellows tree and all the flora surrounding it and spent some time just mooching around looking at the statues in the churchyard and the quaint houses. A good... More

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Hammond, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

For a taste of the Acadian history of southern Louisiana, the Longfellow-Evangline State Historic Site at St. Martinville, Louisiana, can't be beat. The grounds are beautiful especially in the early spring and the site's not usually crowded, making for a very relaxing and informative visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Thanks to park staff members Debbie, Christie, and Phillip we had a wonderful tour of Longfellow Evangeline State Historic site. Debbie is a great source of information concerning the history of Creoles, Cajuns and the Bayou Teche area of Louisiana. Christie led us through the original Olivier plantation home, circa 1750's and explained about the furnishings and why the house... More

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Larkspur, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This complex is well preserved, has good tour guides and nice grounds to walk around. It was very quiet when we visited and we had the place to ourselves. Museum especially well done and the right size to view in about 30 minutes. Particularly liked reading about the moss harvesting from the 1800's. Would be great to visit during one... More

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Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Staying in a local B&B, we drove over to the park for a visit. It was a weekday, around 3 pm, so we had the park to ourselves. The admission fee is minimal (free for seniors), and well worth it. We were fortunate to have the park guides to ourselves, sharing their wealth of information, and spending quality time with... More

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Chicago
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994 reviews 994 reviews
180 attraction reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My wife and I stopped here as the owner of the bed and breakfast we were staying at in Breaux Bridge recommended it to us. There is a $4 pp admission. It was not crowded when we were there. We had the tour guide to ourselves. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of this area.... More

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Lafayette, LA
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281 reviews 281 reviews
36 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a beautiful area in St. Martinville. You can learn much about the history of Acadiana here. While here make certain to stop at St. Martin De Tours Catholic Church. It is one of the most historic and beautiful Catholic Churches in America.

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