Acadian Village

Acadian Village, Lafayette: Hours, Address, Acadian Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Acadian Village
4.5
Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Step back in time to a small 19th-century Cajun bayou community, which includes genuine Cajun homes relocated and combined with recreated period buildings and a Native American museum.
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Texas Transplant
Flatonia, TX61 contributions
Mar 2021
The village is a bit hard to find - watch your GPS address. When we arrived mid afternoon and there were no cars in lot. Thought they were closed but we were only ones in village.

The buildings are mostly original and moved to the site. A few building were built to complete the village. The original building are in the same repair they were when moved - not restored. The building contained many artifacts to explain the life the people led in the buildings. There were no interpreters in the buildings.

The bonus is the walk - the flowering shrubs were in bloom and the turtles were enjoying the sun.
Written April 3, 2021
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Rob S
New Orleans, LA285 contributions
Nov 2020
We really enjoyed our visit to the Acadian Village. History and artifacts from local Cajuns that lived in area.
Written November 25, 2020
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Mark T
Houston, TX399 contributions
Oct 2020
It was empty on Wednesday, October 21st, 2020. I walked around the village. I saw many old and beautiful houses. I took a lot of Instagramable pictures. I had never heard Arcadians Now, I want to learn more!
Written October 30, 2020
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Phyllis B
5 contributions
Dec 2019
my favorite part is light s at the xmas show so wounderful kid friendly everyone loved it. will go back again.
Written October 27, 2020
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MonroeLouisiana
Monroe146 contributions
Aug 2020
Probably due to Covid-19, we were the only visitors that morning and interacted only briefly with the woman who ran the gift shop. The village is very nicely laid out, although it is not an intact village since the authentic buildings have been brought in from elsewhere. We enjoyed our stroll near and over the pond, and did our own self-guided tour of the buildings, which were varied. It made for a lot of good photos. I will say that I have seen other similar places that had more printed historical information or more authentic articles, such as kitchen ware, furniture, tools, etc. However, it was a very pleasant experience for about 1 1/2-2 hours since we were on our way to other places.
Written August 18, 2020
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sodabear2003
DeRidder, LA9 contributions
Mar 2020
This is a very pretty place to visit, it is a step back in time. when we visited they had a wedding taking place, but you could still visit all the buildings except 2 where the wedding party was. charming, ducks, turtles, and fish are in the ponds and they have little food machine where you can feed all the animals. The store has all kinds of stuff you can buy and the staff is very helpful.
Written March 9, 2020
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tmlege
Lafayette, LA40 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
One of the coolest places to see and learn about Acadiana culture. Special treat to visit before Christmas with all the lights.
Written February 2, 2020
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Steve Lewis
Washington DC, DC945 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
The place is really well done with all houses forming a village.

The visit gives a very good view of what it looked to live at beginning of 20th century

You get very useful no information by stewards in all houses
Written January 17, 2020
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Joanne
2 contributions
Dec 2019
My husband and I visited the Acadian Village and enjoyed learning about the history of New Orleans, the different traditions of different cultures. We danced to some good ol’ Louisianna music too!
Written January 4, 2020
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Garry M
Orillia, Canada997 contributions
Dec 2019
Highly recommend taking the time to visit this place when in the area. A great replica of an Acadian - Cajun village.
Written December 15, 2019
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  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM