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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

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Address: 1200 North Main St, Saint Martinville, LA
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Overview to Creole and Acadian History

This is a great way to learn the history of both the Creoles and Acadians. After watching a 10-minute film, a park ranger took us to the Acadian side to see a reproduction of an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Rebecca L
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Atlanta, GA
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Atlanta, GA
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to learn the history of both the Creoles and Acadians. After watching a 10-minute film, a park ranger took us to the Acadian side to see a reproduction of an Acadian cottage and how simply these people lived. Then, a costumed guide took us to the Creole side where we toured the Olivier house. Founded... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed the video and small museum. Our tour guide was very informative and perfectly explained the difference between Creole and Cajun. The farm is small and a beautiful place to take a walk.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A nice place to stroll around, but also for those who remember this great poem by one of America's finest poets.

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Tyler Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very good people explaining all the history. And lowcost. Nice grounds and structures. Close to other sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A very welcoming and easy to visit historical museum. Everything is in English and in French, including the superb video, not to be missed. The plantation house is beautiful, do not miss the guided tour. Take a walk to the Cajun farm, it has so much charm! Watch everything that grows, the beautiful vegetable, enjoy the evocative grounds. Bring children,... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Several acres of land provide for a setting for restored buildings and artifacts to give a look into the past of South Louisiana. The docent was very knowledgeable and gave interesting explanations.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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