Vermilionville, Lafayette

4.6
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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  • My wife and I spent two hours here one afternoon recently in March while on a road trip of the Deep South USA. I think it was here for the first time that I really got to the bottom of the difference ...  more »
  • We were staying in the area during the middle of the week, and so things were quiet. I wished there was more hustle and bustle to make this village come to life. We have been at living museums through...  more »

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