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Vermilionville, Lafayette

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
A living history museum, Vermilionville explores Louisiana's Cajun culture in a recreated 18th-century village. You can make your way around the 9.3 hectare (23 acre) site yourself or with the help of a tour guide. In the village, historical houses dating from 1765 to 1890 are accompanied by mock period structures. Many are occupied by costumed artisans practicing Acadian and Creole skills like spinning, dollmaking, and woodworking. You can find some of their finished products in the gift shop. Complete your visit with a trip to the on-site restaurant for some traditional Cajun cuisine. Arrange your visit to Vermilionville and discover more family-friendly attractions in Lafayette using our Lafayette day trip planning tool.
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  • Loved Kevin the first docent at the first cabin. We learned so much from him and the educational signs. The homes and tools. Traps, boats, wood working tools, primitive beds and kitchens were good.....  more »
  • We enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon walking around the buildings and listening to the free live Cajun music! The site is well- maintained with excellent information displayed throughout the...  more »

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