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Acadian Memorial

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Genealogical Gold Mine

For those who descend from the people and families who first moved to southern Louisiana, this... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
Longview, Texas
Twin Mural

The Acadian Mural is home to an eternal flame surrounded by mosaic coat of arms of traditional... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Saint Martinville, Louisiana
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The Acadian Memorial and its Museum honor the 3000 Acadians who arrived in Louisiana between 1764 and 1785, as well as their connections with the Cajuns of today. A mural, wall of names, memorial garden and audio tour await you in the Acadian...more
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121 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

For those who descend from the people and families who first moved to southern Louisiana, this memorial is ideal. It recognizes many of the key individuals that made such a move possible. It offers information for those doing ancestral research on their families. For those...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Elaine C, Manager at Acadian Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

We are so, so pleased you had such a good experience. We appreciate your visit and sharing your thoughts. Come back and visit us and bring friends!! Merci beaucoup!

Reviewed March 7, 2017

The Acadian Mural is home to an eternal flame surrounded by mosaic coat of arms of traditional Acadian last names. The mural by Robert Dafford depicts real Acadian heritage, special models with Cajun heritage were chosen to illustrate. A twin mural is on exhibit in...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

The story of the Acadian's trek to south Louisiana is told here and told well. It takes time to drink in all of the detail of the wall size mural. Take your time.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 11, 2016

Was closed in August 2016 due to flood.. Check before making travel arrangements here. Signage on door stated not sure when they would re-open. Just check before going.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm embarrassed to admit how little I knew of Acadian history after spending 21 years, my whole youth, in southern Louisiana. This museum was just packed with accessible information, pictures and artifacts.

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed August 26, 2015

We went here on National Acadian Day, August 15th, and there was a bunch of fun activities for us to partake in. First, there is a wall of names of the people who were exiled from Nova Scotia. We found my wife's maiden name on...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss the memorial, with the splendid mural depicting the arrival of the Acadians on Bayou Teche and the story told in English or in French. The opposite wall gives the names of all Acadians who arrived in Louisiana between 1765 and 1885, making...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed January 13, 2015

We love St Martinville. Not only is a historic town, but also very quaint with shops and Evangeline/Acadian sights and stories. The church is beautiful, and highlights our Acadian heritage. The artist used present day descendants to represent their ancestors.

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed November 2, 2014

St Martinville is a nice village where you will find the Acadian Memorial. There is a large mural with audio, which tells the story of the Acadians that fled here. On the opposite side there is a wall filled with names of people who traveled...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

One of the museums in town, is the Acadian Memorial. it has a companion musuem of the African American Museum, For a combined fee of three dollars, you can see both and it is a bargain at twice the price. The Acadian Memorial is based...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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