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Vermilionville

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Address: 300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
Phone Number: 337-233-4077
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Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre...

Get a taste of life for the 18th-century Acadian settlers in this 23-acre village with meticulously recreated period homes, costumed staff demonstrating arts and crafts and a restaurant serving Cajun and Creole food.

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Probably our fifth visit to Vermillionville which is always enjoyable, especially when you get to visit with the artists and craftsmen. This is a "must" when you are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably our fifth visit to Vermillionville which is always enjoyable, especially when you get to visit with the artists and craftsmen. This is a "must" when you are in the area.

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Thank Larry M
Havana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every interpreter I spoke with spoke very fluent native French and was very glad to answer questions, tell about their interesting personal history, demonstrate their specialty, and entertain and inform. The buildings were many, varied, and represent many aspects of Acadian life. I love this place!!!

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Thank Hugh M
Lewsiville, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although it was rain while we were there, that was no problem as the buildings are pretty close together. The people in period dress were very talkative and answered our questions. The have a short human powered ferry ride across a neck of water. Think the the boys pulled the ferry acress, Oh 10 or 20 times. Great fun. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Vermillionville is a great way to "go back in time" and explore life as an original Acadian. This outdoor museum is full of great information and even has actors within the village acting as townspeople. They demonstrate ways of life as well as answer any questions you may have about the time. Also, La Cuisine de maman,the restaurant on the... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told it would take about 2 hrs to visit but if you are interested in historical sites you could easily stay longer. These are not replicas, they are actual structures that have been relocated to this historical site. Most have bilingual (English/French) guides telling about the structures and where they came from, crafting, playing music, etc. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The volunteers make the difference at Vermillionville! We spoke with the woman who makes all the costumes, a lady spinning cotton and two lovely gents playing the guitar and accordion in the schoolhouse. Be sure to stop in the first building to learn more about the area's ecosystem and waterways! The children may have enjoyed most the pull ferry!

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Jupiter, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start at the free Cultural Center and see the film on why and how french speaking folks in Canada were deported to the states. Vermillionville is next door to the Center. It's a private / community park that charges admission to walk the 23 acres of preserved homes and buildings circa 1790 thru 1890's. Cajun jam session are held Saturdays... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed looking at the homes. Some had people in there doing crafts, playing music or just talking about the homes. Beautiful area

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our 3 week trip. As another reviewer has said it is a wonderful place to spend time if you enjoy seeing and learning about the Acadian heritage from the 19th century. You can wander through the reconstructed town visiting every building and talking to the guides and craftsmen in period costume. I loved... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three times a year, Vermillionville is free to the public. We try to go as a family on these days. They have great exhibits and do a really good job of replicating what life was like back in the good ole days. Here's a video of one of the days that we went there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbWil6N2xic

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