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Alexandre Mouton House

in Museum, Historic, Heritage

Lovely house museum and repository of Acadian history and culture. Original structure built in early 1800s as Sunday House of Vermilionville's founder, Jean Mouton. Became home of Governor Alexandre Mouton. Restored to 1850s. National Register. We offer guided tours for individuals and groups alike, Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 – 4:00. We also provide Museum Guide Sheets for self-guided tours in 3 languages: English, French and Spanish.

1122 Lafayette Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
United States

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Louisiana Capitol Park Museum

in Music, Museum, Historic, Heritage, Art

From a giant shrimp boat to Huey Long's silk pajamas, Capitol Park Museum is a treasure trove for all things that make Louisiana so special. Opened in 2006, it's the largest museum in Baton Rouge with 70,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibits exploring history, technology, art, food, music, sports, Mardi Gras and so much more. You'll spend hours here, and come back for more.

660 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
United States

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Houmas House Plantation

in Museum, Historic, Heritage, Gifts

Relive the magnificent plantation era with a visit to our Greek Revival Mansion built in 1840, called the Crown Jewel of LA's River Road. Houmas House is home to wonderful stories of sugar cane farming on the grandest scales. Civil War history, period furnishings of early LA craftsmanship, significant movie settings and formal gardens beneath 200 year old moss-laden live oaks.

40136 Highway 942
Darrow, Louisiana 70725
United States

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Acadian Memorial

in Museum, Historic, Heritage

Located in historic St. Martinville, Louisiana, the Acadian Memorial is a great place to visit for tourists and locals alike.In honor of the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge in Louisiana after British forces exiled them from Acadie. Visit The Mural, The Wall of Names, The Eternal Flame, The Deportation Cross, The Coats of Arms, and The Acadian Odyssey Quilt.

121 South New Market Street
St. Martinville, Louisiana 70582
United States

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Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building

in Museum, Historic, Boating

The Center is housed in a 100 year old historic building. Upon entering the museum, to the left, is a display room with various types of boats ranging from an Indian dugout - between 300 to 500 years old, to present day pirogues and boats. The 2nd section houses wooden boats including a Lafitte skiff and a replica of an old oyster boat. Classes with a resident boat builder are available to learn to build new boats using the old ways.

202 Main Street
Louisiana 70374
United States

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Acadian Village

in Museum, Historic, Heritage, Gifts, Art

Acadian Village is a showcase of authentic homes of the 19th century alongside a winding bayou which depict the unique Acadian architecture of the time. The homes were restored onsite and outfitted with period antiques. For many, this step back in time is a wonderful place to create memories. Be sure to check our calendar for all our special events and come make your own memories.

200 Greenleaf Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana 70506
United States

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(337) 981-2364
Fax: 337-988-4554

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Louisiana's Old State Capitol

in Museum, Historic, Haunted, Exhibit, Educational

The 165 year old former statehouse that has withstood war, fire, scandal, bitter debates, abandonment and an occasional fistfight. This imposing structure from the outside has the appearance of a medieval fortress now houses a collection of art and artifacts that reflect the state's politics, history, art and culture. One recently installed mutli-million dollar exhibit is the startling Ghost of the Castle exhibit.

100 North Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
United States

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Vermilionville

in Museum, Heritage, Cultural, Botanical Gardens

Opened in 1990, Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that preserves and represents the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures – from the time period 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes with more than 13 local artisans that provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early settlers.

300 Fisher Road
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
United States

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USS Kidd Veterans Museum

in Museum, Historic, Guns, Battlefield, Heritage

The USS Kidd, a Fletcher-class destroyer is moored in the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. The centerpiece of the LA Naval War Memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Restored to her World Warr II 1945 configuration, KIDD is one of the most authentic and accurate restorations. Altogether, The USS Kidd earned 12 battle stars during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. School tours, overnight stays, and celebrations are available for booking.

305 South River Road
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
United States

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Hilliard University Art Museum

in Museum, Art Gallery, Art

The Hilliard University Art Museum is located on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and aims to enrich the lives of Louisiana residents by fostering an understanding and appreciation of arts. The museum seeks to achieve these goals through collection development and presenting exhibitions and programs showcasing works from all historic periods and corners of the globe.

710 E. Saint Mary Blvd
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503
United States

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