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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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Fascinating afternoon

We had a few hours to spare and dropped in. Really interesting place, great to chat to the people working there who really knew thier stuff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
oliver w
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a few hours to spare and dropped in. Really interesting place, great to chat to the people working there who really knew thier stuff.

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Pascagoula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a little gem that you will like if you are into history. They people who are in the various buildings that you can see are very knowledgeable about what they are doing. They have a real blacksmith, a lady who makes quilts by hand, and a lady who make rosaries, along with others people who are extremely skilled... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great family outing. Very educational. A trip through time. A wonderful adventure for all ages. People are courteous and knowledgeable.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful "living history museum village" is located on a lovely peaceful site studded with ponds, trees (and other flora), and fauna. Our leisurely walk gave us a hint of insight into the Acadian, Native American, and Creole culture during the 18th and 19th centuries. The easy walking paths throughout the grounds led us to original houses and other structures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Havana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 August 19, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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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