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Address: 300 Fisher Road, off Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone Number: +1 337-233-4077
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Well kept outdoors museum

it gets you to experience some of the houses that were typical of Acadians and Creoles. The territory is nice for a walk. The restaurant on the premises was also good. You can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

it gets you to experience some of the houses that were typical of Acadians and Creoles. The territory is nice for a walk. The restaurant on the premises was also good. You can spend up to a 1,5 hours if you look at all signs and buildings

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love history and Vermilionville is one of those uniquely quintessential places to visit in South Louisiana. The grounds are beautifully kept and the layout of the village is easy to navigate. You can spend as little or as much time visiting with the volunteers and "character" workers that are placed throughout the village that provide an enhanced narrative to... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only are there historical buildings, furnishing, tools, etc there are individuals and artisans in period costumes explaining or demonstrating the processes and culture at that time. All the buildings were open and we had a window into the early 1800' s. Very informative history of the Acadians and the evolution of the cajun culture. There are live musical performances... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love 'Creole Culture Day' at Vermilionville, but there are numerous events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to visit during an ordinary day. Very nice way to learn about local history, with many artifacts and beautiful natural scenery. Sizable dance hall, as well, near the entrance. Knowledgeable staff, both French and English-speaking! Fantastic restaurant on site, as well... More 

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

Cafe V was already great. Pancho Veron made sure of that. It was legendary for good food and atmosphere. The next generation has added seasonal outdoor dining and entertainment and kept the food at perfection levels.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a great afternoon at the village. We particularly enjoyed the staff who demonstrated iron working, wood working, quilting, etc. The gift shop was also a delight, with many hand crafted items for sale. But the best part was the Cajun music from 1-4 pm, with dancing in the meeting hall. It was a great way to spend the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wifee and I just enjoyed walking on the concrete path to visit these historic homes. Some areas are ADA accessible. We could see how high the flood waters got on the property during the 2016 floods. The property is really large so we took our time and walked all around .

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was the 1st marketing director of Vermilionville when it opened in 1990. Since Acadian/Cajun is my own family heritage, I can affirm its authenticity and its mission to bring history to life for the visitor to Acadiana, the South Louisiana home of the Acadiens exiled from their Canadian homeland. Its buildings were rescued from a 25 mile radius of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group of 14 adults thoroughly enjoyed our visit this past Sunday. We were warmly welcomed, and,our guide, Joseph, was very nice and very informative. Lunch was delicious, and no one wanted to leave the dancing and music when it was time to depart. This is a perfect place to visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A collection of several 18th century buildings and live interpretive characters, this attraction is the answer to someone seeking an immersion into Acadiana. I recommend downloading the free app from the App Store and listening to the audio tour. There is a restaurant on site, but I didn't try it, so I can't vouch for it. Look at their web... More 

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