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Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site

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Didn't have GPS in the rental car so it was quite an adventure just to locate this intimate, very... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
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We did the film tour and museum. So much important information about the Acadians and Louisiana... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Didn't have GPS in the rental car so it was quite an adventure just to locate this intimate, very well presented state park. Heck, Evangeline had an easier time finding Gabriel. The map board at the oak is not to scale so I turned around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you so much for the well thought out review. After having such difficulty finding us, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that is was all worthwhile. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We did the film tour and museum. So much important information about the Acadians and Louisiana History. They don’t teach this in schools anymore.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Site. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

They are open Sundays in August!!! Beautiful scenery with an interesting 12-15 minute history video along wiith a small museum describing the history of the area. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Thank you so much for the favorable review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us.

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

I had no idea this existed, but when we drove by we immediately turned around to check it out. For only $4 a person we watched a short film about the Olivier family, the Acadians and the Creoles, walked around the museum, and had a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Site. We are glad that you enjoyed the time that you were able to spend with us!

Reviewed July 20, 2018

This was such a nice place to visit....we had a large group of motorcyclist in for Cajun country ride and this one of our spots on the agenda..... don't miss it if you are in the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

As a small site, our tripadvisor reviews matter greatly to us. Thank you so much for taking the time to post a favorable review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 20, 2018

During my first visit to the Lafayette, LA area, I was able to visit this site, significant to anyone interested in the Creole culture and in the legacy left by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his celebrated poem, "Evangeline." Perhaps most welcome is the sense of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Site. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us and we look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed March 23, 2018

The State Historic Site honors the French eviction from Canada very well. The guide is a real asset. She spoke French to two French Canadians in attendance. What a wonderful welcoming to French speaking tourists. Longfellow's poem is considered fiction. I am a student of...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are certainly in agreement that the story of Evangeline and Gabriel is an important teaching tool when describing the exile of the Acadians. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent...More

Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday morning. Very clean and neat. Very enlightening about the Cajun and Creole culture. A lot of walking if you are handicapped. Prices for admission are reasonable. Over 62 is free.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you had a favorable experience at our Site.

Reviewed November 27, 2017

We visited the park over Thanksgiving weekend with two French-speaking friends. The introductory film is offered in French and English, and our tour guide was bilingual! This is an amazing site and offers a close up look at what Cajun/Creole life was like in this...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Site. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us. Your feedback is much appreciated.

Reviewed August 19, 2017

Grounds are landscaped beautifully, well kept. Tour guide very knowledgeable on the subjects. Museum is well stocked with artifacts.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Christi D, Manager at Longfellow Evangeline State Historic Site, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2017

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

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We do allow weddings. Please call us Wednesday thru Sunday at 337.394.3754 for more information.
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