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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

Address: 1200 North Main St, Saint Martinville, LA
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Prairie Village, Kansas
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285 reviews 285 reviews
170 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a wonderful time learning more about our Acadian heritage! The park rangers at the Creole Cottage and Acadian farm were extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed the film. It was a wonderful thing to share with my husband, about my Acadian heritage.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Great staff...friendly and informative. We enjoyed our visit here. Also, surprised to finally learn the true story of Evangeline.

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Bay City, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We made this our first stop of the morning on our way from Breaux Bridge to Avery Island. I didn't really know what to expect prior to our arrival other than a friend of mine told me it was worth checking out. When we arrived there were no other visitors. We toured the grounds on our own and met up... More 

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Biscoe, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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144 reviews 144 reviews
92 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
18 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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