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Louisiana Travel | Places to Visit: Acadian Village

 

Acadian Village 

Acadian Village recreates a typical 1800s Cajun village in south Louisiana.  The folklife museum sits on 10 acres and is comprised of eleven buildings, seven of which are authentic homes of the 19th century donated by families whose ancestors once occupied them.  These buildings show how the Acadians made their homes with wooden pegs, mud walls, hand-hewn cypress timbers, and high-peaked roofs.  Replicas of a general store and a 1850s chapel, New Hope Chapel, are other buildings you’ll find at Acadian Village.

Noel Acadien au Village 

The Acadian Village puts on a Christmas display the first three weeks of December every year.  Noel Acadien au Village is lit up with over a half million lights and animated displays, making it one of the largest Christmas productions in the South.  The Christmas program features nightly entertainment by area musicians, choirs, bands, and dance troops.

Acadian Village
200 Greenleaf Drive
Lafayette, Louisiana
337-981-2364
www.acadianvillage.org