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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

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Address: 1200 N Main St, Saint Martinville, LA 70582-3516
Phone Number: 337-394-3754
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The very best tour guide I have had on Historic Plantations.

The tour guide is awesome with his Louisiana history. He was so gracious with his knowledge of the area and of this plantation. A very worthwhile stop while in St. Martinville... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
Peg P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The tour guide is awesome with his Louisiana history. He was so gracious with his knowledge of the area and of this plantation. A very worthwhile stop while in St. Martinville or even to come back too!

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your favorable review and kind words regarding your tour with Philip. We hope you do come back to see us again! More 

Bryan, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Lots of history here but mostly through exhibits in the old Plantation Home and Arcadian Old Farmstead. Not much to touch or to do other than read and see. There is a good 12 minute video about the plantation. Great beginning to exploring Cajun Country and the Evangeline. Loved the stream-saw multiple red eared turtles, one large fish and multiple... More 

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Come back again some time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

They started us off with a movie about the history of the plantation, and then we got a guided tour of the main house. After, we were able to walk around the property on our own to check out the other buildings. Tour guide was informative, information center clerk was very helpful, and they gave us a great experience.

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are traveling through the area please stop at the Longfellow Evangeline State historic site. It's beautiful and the ladies sure know their stuff! You will not be disappointed. Take a look back at how the Cajuns and Creoles lived! Part of the park is currently closed because there aren't enough visitors. I would hate to see this happen... More 

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! More 

Charleston, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

What's the difference between Acadians/Cajuns and Creoles? Visit this site and you will learn so much! The Creole house was packed with history as was the visitors' center. Acadian farmstead gave rich impression of what life was like, too. Wonderful trees throughout.

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Site. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

Lovely old oaks, I must admit we didn't go in because we've seen so many old homes and we know the history of the Acadian's as we're Canadian and have visited Fort St. Louis in Nova Scotia. But nice surprise that seniors 62 yrs & older are free

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Site. Next time you are in the area make sure to come on in...we have a wonderful museum, award-winning introductory video, 200 year old Creole Plantation Home, Acadian farmstead and our feature live oak (which can only be seen at the Creole Plantation Home) which is over 350 years old! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Rare example of a well preserved and presented acadian antebellum home. Great tour with very knowledgeable ranger. We learned so much and had a great time.

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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive feedback. We hope to see you again! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Visiting from Arizona, leaving our Zydeco breakfast in Beaux Bridges, we saw a sign and decided to follow it to the Longfellow-Evangeline State Park.... NOTHING could have prepared us for that delightful experience!!! Having just recently been introduced to "Evangeline in Concert" and falling madly in love with her and Cajun culture my daughter humored me and we stopped at... More 

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L-E_SHS_Manager, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the favorable review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! More 

Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Remember when they made you read that poem by Longfellow in school - you remember, the one that was almost 100 pages long. Well those things really happened and there really was an Evangeline. Visit the site and you can stand under the Evangeline Oak Longfellow refers to......

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

My family took a tour of the Olivier house and walked through the history museum. There is much to be learned about the history of Louisiana here. Our guide was very knowledgable and we had a good time. The land was very wet from a lot of recent storming so it was mosquito city!

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