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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
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
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
The plantation house, now surrounded by an urban setting, was once the center of a 900-acre operation. Surrounded by many aged live oaks, the plantation house has retained its Creole plan and character for over 200 years. The collection of furnishings and decorative arts include locally made furniture from LA's colonial period, as well as French and English ceramics, crystal and furniture. Discover how the Creole-French lived and worked on a daily basis.
2161 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
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
The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center is a general history museum dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting those objects and artifacts which provide information about the history and culture of the Opelousas area from prehistoric times to the present. Exhibits cover prehistory, agriculture, home and family, business and professions, music, food and a Hall of Fame. One room is dedicated to the Civil War, and two other rooms house the Geraldine Smith Welch Doll Collection.
315 N. Main Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
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
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
Welcome to New Orleans Plantation Country, one of America’s most memorable travel destinations. Between the historic, Louisiana cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, countless stories live within the walls and grounds of our ten area plantations which have held watch over the mighty Mississippi for centuries. Enjoy our delicious Cajun and Creole cuisine, exhilarating swamp tours, comfortable accommodations and all the richness of Louisiana’s vibrant culture.
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