Acadian Village is located on the 32-acres of LARC (Lafayette Association for Retarded Citizens). The Village was created to serve three purposes: It preserves a piece of early Acadian heritage, while also boosting the tourism efforts in Lafayette, Louisiana. It provides an authentic venue for all types of events, including weddings, celebrations, showers, birthday parties, cooperate events, and crawfish boils.For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lafayette holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Acadian Village and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Open for tours January 2-October 31. Mon-Sat 10 am-4pm.
VILLAGE CLOSED IN NOVEMBER!
GENERAL STORE OPEN TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS 10-2PM FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
Only open at night 5:30 pm-9pm from December 1-23 for Christmas Light Display (Noel Acadien au Village.)
Most Importantly, all revenue generated by LARC'S Acadian Village benefits LARC by helping to offset government cuts to the program and by providing vocational opportunities for LARC clients.
In order to recreate a typical 1800's Cajun village the design team had to transform 10 acres of farmland into a shaded community with a bayou running through it. Seven of the 11 buildings are authentic homes of the 19th century donated by the families whose ancestors once occupied them. All homes show the passing of time and are remarkable examples of the ingenuity of the early Acadian homebuilders, complete with wooden pegs, mud walls, hand-hewn cypress timbers, and high-peaked roofs. Each was moved piece by piece and carefully restored.
If you are traveling to Acadian Village for Noel Acadian au Village, please note that our Mailing Address: 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506. The entrance by Rue de Belier is closed so please us the following address for your GPS: 800 West Broussard, Lafayette. If you have any trouble finding us, just call 337-981-2364.
Payment: Cash, Checks, Visa, Mastercard & Discover (No ATM on Site except during Noel Acadien au Village)
Acadian Village Reviews
Nice little village, great to potter around and quietly check out the old buildings and their surrounds more »
As you enter the village/park, a general store is where you go in to purchase your self-tour tickets and a brochure to read and follow as you go. The village consists of replicas of very primitive hou... more »
Very cool and interesting little place and the money goes to help the nearby school. Beautiful place and modern tech. Great hidden little gem to stretch your legs!
Great historic display of an Acadiana era village. Many homes to look in and around. Nice paths and cool little county store with gifts and snacks.
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