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Acadian Cultural Center

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Address: 501 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508-2033
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+1 337-232-0789
09:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 08:30 - 12:00

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Well worth a stop!

This free center is part of the National Park Service and is worth an hour or two. We had the delight of meeting an 8th generation Acadian who was volunteering the Friday morning... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free center is part of the National Park Service and is worth an hour or two. We had the delight of meeting an 8th generation Acadian who was volunteering the Friday morning we were there. He knowledge really made this a five star stop! I recommend the movie to really gain an understanding of the history of the people,... More 

Thank krankn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This National Park gave a wonderful cultural perspective of the Arcadian People. The video pulled the together all the details beautifully. A definite must see for understanding and appreciation of the Arcadians.

Thank Susan C
Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum with artifacts and interesting information on the Acadian culture. There are tour guides placed all around the museum and they are eager to share the rich history of the Acadian people. Worth a visit.

Thank JRAP2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to see and experience how things were back in the day with our culture. With things and times changing it was great for the kid to see how things were . they speak a lil french and im happy about that . bon noel !

Thank roncalilove11
Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The centre was full of Acadian History and filled in a lot of blanks for me ! The 35 min film was a tad dramatic but got home the point that the British once again cruelly treated their victims. But the last laugh is on the British , when they transplanted people it normally ended better for the transplanted ,... More 

Thank Skeney57
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The Lafayette site of the Jean Lafitte National Park (6 sites in all) offers a movie and exhibits. The movie was very artsy and dated. The movie spends the majority of its time in Nova Scotia (where the Acadians first settled in the New World) and then finally discusses the people who settled in Louisiana. The movie was about 30... More 

Thank Cathy S
Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is maintained by the National Park Service (happy 100th anniversary!) and like everywhere else the rangers do a good job here. You can watch a movie (about 30 minutes) about the history of Acadians expulsion from Nova Scotia. Then, there are many exhibits about the various aspects of life in the region - from material culture to music, songs,... More 

Thank vladimir70
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a National Park Service museum so was free. They show a short movie and have nice displays on life of Acadians and Cajuns in Acadiana. Free parking.

Thank AkuByrd
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The best way to get an introduction to Acadiana, also known as French Acadiana and Cajun Country, is a visit to the Acadiana Cultural Center at Jean Lafitte National Park. It's easy to find, across the road from the airport, and has a small museum and a short but beautiful and informative film (shown hourly) that tells the story of... More 

Thank LAMeaux3
Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

was amazed at the wealth of info...the impact of the new arrivals and their contributions to the gumbo soup/mixing bowl that make this area so fantastic is wonderful. Will definitely go again next time in the area.

Thank jubileegoddess

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