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Address: 123 S New Market St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-4523
Phone Number: 337/394-2265
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Perfect stop to learn Cajun history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2016
RobertDeb
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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Ennis
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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.

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Schulenburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

There are two buildings to this museum. One has 2 sections, one being a history of African Americans and the other of Acadian culture. The other one is devoted to the expulsion of the French from Nova Scotia and their arrival in south Louisiana. The one has a murial on one wall and an audio history and a list of... More 

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