By presenting a view of this area's best in recreation and history to those who come to visit from all over the world, we work toward our goal - to maintain, grow, educate and enhance life along the Bayou. Enjoy a tour, have lunch, learn more about this unique watershed. Vermilionville’s entire 32-acre site is completely handicap-accessible, from our Welcome Center to our restaurant and even our historic homes. All of our attractions are outfitted with a wide ramp for wheelchair and walker access. If you require a wheelchair for your tour and are not traveling with one, simply inquire when you arrive and we will equip you with one. Vermilionville authentically portrays a way of life preserved with a distinctly French accent. Situated on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, this Cajun/Creole heritage and folklife park recreates life in the Acadiana area between 1765 and 1890. ARTISANS Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park invites visitors to step back in time with a tour or self-guided leisure walk through its historic village. Walkways connect each of the buildings and travel through picturesque moss draped oak and cypress trees along the Bayou Vermilion. Vermilionville contains a number of original fully restored structures dating in a period of time from 1765 through 1890, as well as recreations of other buildings of this period. The Artisans who work daily in the park provide a glimpse back to a time gone by where Acadians and Creoles provided for themselves and their families. Artisans provide demonstrations on a variety of essential crafts performed by the early Acadians and Creoles. Want a piece of history? You can have it here at Vermilionville. Many of the products our Artisans produce are available for purchase in the Vermilionville Gift Shop.

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300 Fisher Road
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
United States

Vermilionville is located in the heart of Lafayette, Louisiana, right across from the Lafayette Regional Airport off of Surrey St.

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  • Costumed artisans, group and self-guided tours, live music, authentic buildings, workshops, dancing Restaurant (A la carte, plate lunches, buffet, children's menu), Group Dining, Kid Friendly, Live Music,


Vermilionville is open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our historic village is closed on Mondays and for all major holidays including: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Mardi Gras Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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