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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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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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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