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Acadian Village, Van Buren

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The Acadian Village is a museum of Acadian heritage on United States Route 1 in Van Buren, Maine. The museum includes a complex of six historic buildings (five authentic 19th-century structures, one a careful modern reproduction) in which the life and work of 19th-century French-Americans is showcased; this complex has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is open daily between June to September.
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  • We saw this on the roadside on our roadtrip and decided to stop. This area pays tribute to the Acadian culture. It was closed, but a worker told us that it had closed early due to health issues of...  more »
  • The Acadian Village is made up of several homes, barns, shops, etc. from various eras in the history of the area. It is very well maintained and a nice way to get a feel for the way early settlers...  more »
  • If you are unsure what you want to do with your life, check this place out. Career day! Thinking of being a postmaster? Work at the post office. Interested in becoming a blacksmith. You can try that too. All the major occupations are available to try out. Worth checking out. No need to take the tour, just wander at your leisure and enjoy!
  • What an interesting tour. The Acadian History should not be forgotten, especially with the current events going on in our country today. My husband and I were not familiar with this part of history. We are so glad we stopped.

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