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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

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Address: 1200 North Main St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582
Phone Number: 337-394-3754
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Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Legend of Evangeline

Remember when they made you read that poem by Longfellow in school - you remember, the one that was almost 100 pages long. Well those things really happened and there really was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Oxnard, California
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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Remember when they made you read that poem by Longfellow in school - you remember, the one that was almost 100 pages long. Well those things really happened and there really was an Evangeline. Visit the site and you can stand under the Evangeline Oak Longfellow refers to......

Thank Mysticyat
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My family took a tour of the Olivier house and walked through the history museum. There is much to be learned about the history of Louisiana here. Our guide was very knowledgable and we had a good time. The land was very wet from a lot of recent storming so it was mosquito city!

1 Thank MarthaRossYall
University Place, Washington
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not to be missed. Better than the National Park in Lafayette. We had a retired prof. as docent for our tour.

2 Thank icur2wise4me
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I went as part of a middle school field trip. I was impressed with the beauty of the site as well as all of our guides' ability to capture the attention of the students. I can't wait to visit again and have time to really soak in the atmosphere. Beautiful grounds, well preserved houses, very informative guides!

Thank MrsRTyler
Atlanta, GA
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166 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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 

2 Thank Rebecca L
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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.

Thank soonerborn2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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754 reviews
393 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 643 helpful votes
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.

Thank Anthony-Susan
Tyler Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank RickTylerTexas
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Olivier M
Lafayette, Louisiana
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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.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat

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