June 20, 2017 12:11 AM

Step back in time and experience life from the perspective of the Acadian, Native American and Creole people when you visit Vermilionville. This living history museum and folklife park allows visitors to explore the history of the Attakapas region from the era 1765-1890. Perched along the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, the 23-acre park offers 19 attractions, including 7 restored original Acadian homes with more than 13 artisans providing demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts important to the early settlers. is often a host site for a variety of cultural festivals and events--the space is also available for weddings, corporate parties and more. The La Cuisine de Maman restaurant offers weekday plate lunch specials and an unlimited buffet on the weekend--dine on real Cajun and Creole cooking surrounded by the history of where these traditions began. Come experience the park as often as you like with a membership pass that includes access to weekly Sunday dances with live Cajun and Zydeco music and discounts at the restaurant as well as the gift shop.

300 Fisher Rd., Lafayette

Tues-Sun: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


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