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Vermilionville

300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
+1 337-233-4077
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A nice surprise

We visited here on our way to Houston and were lucky enough to visit on Creole cultural day. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jpatto26
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Blue Mountains, Australia
via mobile
Great restaurant and great free music.

Part of our Cajun food tour was a stop here. We went back after the tour ended so we could listen... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin P
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“on site” (30 reviews)
“cajun culture” (42 reviews)
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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
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+1 337-233-4077
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"on site"
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"living history museum"
in 19 reviews
"cajun culture"
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"historic village"
in 15 reviews
"period costume"
in 7 reviews
"gift shop"
in 28 reviews
"native americans"
in 8 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"sunday afternoon"
in 8 reviews
"answer questions"
in 6 reviews
"for sale"
in 7 reviews
"step back in time"
in 16 reviews
"jam session"
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"zydeco music"
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"walking tour"
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"few hours"
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"enjoyed our visit"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here on our way to Houston and were lucky enough to visit on Creole cultural day. The village is very well set out and the volunteers at each of the buildings provided interesting information about Creole history and culture. An interesting experience and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of our Cajun food tour was a stop here. We went back after the tour ended so we could listen to the free music that started at 1pm. Local players having a fun time with Cajun and zydeco music. Family oriented.

Thank Kevin P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the recommendation of our hostess at our Lafayette B&B, we visited this historic village and cultural center. It provided a very nice overview of the Acadian, Native American and Creole cultures and how they came together to form a thriving community in this area....More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We signed up for canoe lessons at Vermilionville. The beginner lessons were in the pond on the grounds, it’s a beautiful setting, quiet & serene. The guide was very knowledgeable, not just about how to canoe, & equipment but also about the area, natural habitat...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

This is a live museum, with people dressed up who speak about lifestyle, culture, language and many other unusual information about the deportation of Acadiens, their struggle for survival and the help they received from Native Americans. There is a lot of history to learn...More

Thank Christine K
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

My husband and I spent about four hours here including time for lunch. What a wonderful experience. The staff members are really nice and very knowledgeable. We toured the houses, blacksmith shop and visited with the agriculturalist about growing cotton. The crafts people were awesome....More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is a wonderful tourist site which shows and explains how life in the area was back in the late 1700's and 1800's. A must see for the low price of $8.00.

Thank tazman572
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

The village was well done. It was interesting to learn the differences between Creole and Cajun culture.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Vermilionville is a nice way to spend a few hours when in Lafayette. It has historical replica homes, some educational rooms, a few animals (donkey, sheep), an air conditioned cafe with live music, and a nice gift shop. Reasonably priced. Lots of parking available.

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

Lovely living history museum. Well maintained grounds Historic homes of Cajun and creole era. Where possible items have been restored. When we were there there was a wonderful Cajun music jam which was a lot of fun!

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Cronicktravel
February 22, 2017|
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Response from 128kodak | Reviewed this property |
The area is a park and you can take you dog and walk there but, they are not admitted to the historical buildings inside unless service dogs.
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Sophy0075
May 25, 2016|
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Response from djnToronto | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall seeing pets, but there was an alligator sitting on the riverbank - if you do take the dog keep an eye on it!
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diannemedley
May 7, 2016|
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Response from Jo G | Reviewed this property |
There is ample parking, but there are many steps. Steps into the main store and gallery, down steps to get into the village, up steps to get into nearly every dwelling, and then down steps again to get out of each dwelling... More
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