Acadian Cultural Center

Acadian Cultural Center, Lafayette: Hours, Address, Acadian Cultural Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Acadian Cultural Center
4.5
Educational sites • History Museums
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
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dennismQ5755SP
Zionsville, IN281 contributions
A Hidden Jewel Detailing Acadian Culture
Feb 2020
This small US Park Service facility is hidden in a forested part of Lafayette. A 35-minute movie chronicles the plight of the Adadian people and how they settled and prospered in southern Louisiana. The beautiful museum details life both in the past and the present. The park staff was very helpful, and the historian was ready to discuss all aspects of Acadian life.
Written 15 February 2020
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53TXTraveler
Austin, TX165 contributions
Employee very informative & enthusiastic
Aug 2019
Good movie on history of Acadians plus very knowledgeable employee who spent a lot of time providing us with additional information on Acadians when told him due to Ancestry found out husband had Acadian ancestors & knew nothing about this chapter of our country's history.
Written 31 January 2020
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Lori C
Carencro, Louisiana35 contributions
Extraordinary Museum Experience
Jan 2020
Everyone who lives or is a visitor to Acadiana, must come and see the history of the Cajuns; Over 200 years masterfully set at this museum, along with a short film to highlight their journey! The staff is not only friendly but extremely knowledgeable about the history! And it is FREE! Best I have experienced in all my travels! A must on your agenda of things to do!!
Written 14 January 2020
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LabLover61
Woodstock, VT305 contributions
Interesting history of the Acadian people
Dec 2019
A short walk from Vermillionville, the cultural center does an excellent job of describing the plight of the Acadians. Besides a film depicting life for these people Bill Bozic, Park Service interpreter, has an incredible history of the people and area. Take the time to speak to him. You will live enlightened.

Written 3 January 2020
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Francesca B
27 contributions
Acadia a voyage dans l’ histoire
Oct 2019
Acadian Cultural Center is full of history! It is an interesting trip in the Acadian culture.
I highly recommend to see the movie at the beginning as it is a complete explanation about how happened years ago. It envolves you in the Cajun culture in a really passionate way. In addition don’t miss the exposition and feel free to ask about information: people there are very helpful
Written 14 November 2019
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James M
Milton Keynes, UK189 contributions
Interesting History
Sep 2019
The staff were really helpful and put on a video outside the scheduled time as we were the only early morning visitors. This video,we were warned, might be baised against the British and their part in the history of Cajun people. Nevertheless, the video was excellent and the whole centre was informative.
Written 7 October 2019
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Emilie G
Boonton, NJ2 contributions
Learn about Acadian culture
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is a great spot to learn about Acadian culture, heritage and language. Comprised of a good short film, small museum, and gift shop, we spent about 1.5 hours here. You will learn a lot in a small amount of time as all information is concise and to the point. I would definitely love to come here again.
Written 26 September 2019
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Susan G
Clearwater, FL39 contributions
Enjoyed our visit !!
Sep 2019 • Couples
So glad we stopped in. The staff had so much information about the area. He even suggested places to eat and visit. We loved learning about the history of the area. If your in the area I would definitely stop by.
Written 24 September 2019
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kfbdavis
McComb, MS24 contributions
Can't beat the price
Aug 2019 • Family
While having an educational tour of the area, we discovered this gem. There is a documentary that is running on the hour. It was educational, although it was a bit dramatic and long.
The museum was very nice. The staff was friendly.
It is free, so you can't beat the price.
Written 27 August 2019
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Mary S
Cedar Park, TX15 contributions
Who knew Lafayette had such a great living museum?
May 2019
We learned about the Acadian Cultural Center when we stopped at the Lafayette Visitor's Center on our way to New Iberia to visit Avery Island and the Tabasco farm. We had enough time to visit the Cultural Center and we happy we did. This is a living history museum with historical buildings moved into one location. Most of the buildings are staffed by costumed docents who are very knowledgeable about the history of the building and era form which it comes. There is also a wonderful restaurant on site and, of course, a gift shop.
Written 17 July 2019
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Acadian Cultural Center is open:
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00