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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

Address: 1200 North Main St, Saint Martinville, LA
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Type: State Parks, Cultural
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Type: State Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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32 reviews 32 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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37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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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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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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Florida
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28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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