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Address: 123 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
Phone Number: 337/394-2265
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Interesting museum for short stop

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 2, 2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank P G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank RobertDeb
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the wall. A park ranger from the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park came down with some traditional... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 it a pilgrimage place. Very interesting museum next door, on local history and the black... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 to this area. Next door there is a museum split into 2 sections. The left... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 upon the story of the local families of the region who were forced to leave... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Staying in a local B&B, we walked over to the Memorial museum, and for $3 pp. you can take the tour of both buildings (Black American history & Acadian). The beautiful mural provides a talking history of what the first Acadians went through, upon being forced to resettle here, from Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island areas, by the British.... More 

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Richwood, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

We stopped here to see the mural of the arriving Acadians since some our ancestors were pictured in it. This stop only took about 30 minutes and was interesting. The museum is in 2 buildings with one $3 entry fee for both. The left one is the Acadian Memorial and the right one covers the African American Heritage.

Thank Margaret R
Schulenburg, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

This is a small museum but very well planned, informative and moving. There are two parts to the museum, the first we visited was dedicated to the Acadians who were forced to leave their homeland and came to Louisiana in the mid 1700s. Across the back wall is a large mural showing descendants of the Acadians in the mode of... More 

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