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More than a visit to historical homes

Vermilionville is a village of historical Cajun homes and a church brought in from the country... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael G
Lafayette, Louisiana
Worth a stop

Even on a grey January day this is a worthwhile attraction. The grounds are manicured, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
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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.
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300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2028
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Vermilionville is a village of historical Cajun homes and a church brought in from the country. Visitors can travel back in time by seeing the homes inside and out. They can grasp the feeling of Acadiana and life before modern automation. The name comes from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even on a grey January day this is a worthwhile attraction. The grounds are manicured, the re-enacted village interesting, good posters of historical points. Even though we were disappointed not to see any artisan at work, the watershed exhibit won our respect.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dominomarie2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vermilionville is a delightful place that gives you a real idea about life in the Acadiana area, in the past. Their staff is very professional and knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed the lady who was spinning wool. She is a fountain of knowledge. You get a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good gumbo at restaurant, gift shop had locally made items. Rich history. Music the best. Great place to relax and enjoy atmosphere.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tdkt2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the family enjoyed it! You live for a 2h or so at the Acadian times, see the artefact of this mixed culture based. You will meet a Native chief, learn how you craft a shirt from cotton wool... You can feed the adorable donkey...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank >C V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and informative place. The staff are all in costume and ready to answer all your questions. We are so glad we stopped by. Make sure you make it to the ferry and pull yourself to the other side!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NormTraveller16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vermilionville (closed on Mondays) is devoted to preserving and demonstrating the Acadian (Cajun), Creole and native American cultures of the old Attakapas Parish from 1765 to 1890. The Attakapas Parish which was delineated by the Mermentau river on the west, the Atchafalaya river on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schlauberger1846
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited there for our family reunion and everyone really enjoyed it. Tourists can have a good time and learn a lot about Cajun culture They have a variety of activities. Kids like it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trenchard C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is a great experience for young and old as you enter history. Walk thru the village and interact with those that live in a world without cell phones, technology and see how it was "way back then". The restaurant is also a must with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vacationneededs53
Reviewed December 9, 2018

It was a peaceful walk between the different homes. No matter what your age is, you'll find things of interest here. There were people in period costumes in some of the homes/stops and they told us stories of the past and shared the history. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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July 22, 2018|
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Response from VanyaLosAngeles | Reviewed this property |
No, not walking distance but a short drive.
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.
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!